Saturday, September 1, 2007
Meteorologist Pete Giddings has returned to the Bay Area, working as needed at KGO-AM 810, waging a campaign to fight scientific illiteracy and writing a blog. "Now, in my dotage I want to live where I love the weather, both in reality and in forecasting," Giddings writes. Giddings left KGO-TV in 1998 after 30 years as the station's weeknight weather anchor. He then worked in Reno and later Salinas. In the 1970s, Giddings, news anchors Van Amburg and Jerry Jensen and sports anchor John O'Reilly comprised a Channel 7 anchor team known as the KGO Cowboys or Four Horsemen. In promos they wore cowboy hats and rode horses. Their 11 p.m. news frequently had 50 shares or better.