Storm Team 8’s Kyle Underwood leaving WOOD TV8

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Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Kyle Underwood is leaving WOOD TV8 after a decade on the air in West Michigan.

Underwood announced on “24 Hour News 8: The 7 on 8” that his last day on the air will be Saturday, Dec. 22 at 11 p.m. 

Underwood moved to Michigan in 2008 to be Storm Team 8’s weekend meteorologist. He eventually moved to the evening newscasts to work alongside Storm Team 8 Chief Meteorologist Bill Steffen.

Underwood, along with Anchor Marlee Ginter, launched “The 7 on 8,” West Michigan’s only 7 p.m. newscast, in September 2016.

One of Underwood’s most memorable moments came when he covered six tornadoes that touched down in West Michigan on the afternoon of Aug. 20, 2016. He and Meteorologist Ellen Bacca were live on the air warning viewers of the danger that was unfolding in the area. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt that day.

In 2015, Underwood was the first pilot of Drone 8, the first FAA-certified drone to fly for a TV station in West Michigan. It gave a whole new perspective on the news from above the ground.

While Underwood hasn’t shared his exact plans, he told viewers he has some exciting news to share in the new year. In the meantime, he looks forward to spending time with his wife and young daughter and being home in the evenings and weekends.

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