KTVX-ABC4 Television Weathercaster
Tribute to Clayton Brough's 30 Years on Utah Television (Clip Syndicate,
Dec. 1, 2008)
in Utah - 3:15 minutes, by Clayton Brough, KTVX, 1999
Utah's Weather and Climate, a book, 1996, 245 pages
Television News Release, November 3-23, 2008:
Brough Retires after more than 30 Years on Television
Clayton Brough, well-known for his "8-14
day" weather forecasts and one of the nation's few "broadcast
climatologists", will retire from KTVX-ABC4 by the end of November
2008, after spending more than 30 years on television and presenting thousands
of weather forecasts.
Brough, who is 58 years old and survived
cancer in 2004, says he recently made the decision to retire from television
in an effort to "conserve my energy, preserve my health, and spend
more time with my wife, children and grandchildren."
Brough worked at KUTV-2 from 1978 to 1980.
In July 1980, he began working full-time at KTVX-ABC4, and since 1986
he's been Channel 4's weekend climatologist and weather forecaster. His
more than 28 years of weather broadcasting on one television station places
him in a unique crowd--as only a few television anchors, weather forecasters
or sportscasters have ever enjoyed such a long run on one television station.
Over the past thirty years, Brough has also
worked as a full-time public education teacher, consulted and written
extensively on Utah's weather and climate, served as an adjunct university
instructor in geography at Brigham Young University and the University
of Utah, and been president of one of the world's largest ancestral family
history organizations. "After many years of working multiple jobs
seven days a week, I'm getting older and slower," Brough said, "and
I want to spend more time with my wife and family, and pursue more family
history work." He says, "I will miss my television family, friends
and viewers, and I greatly appreciate their years of support and encouragement;
but I'm now putting my broadcasting days behind me, and I plan on spending
the next several years teaching weather, climate and geography to my secondary
and university students."
Brough's last day on KTVX-ABC4 will be Sunday
evening, November 23, 2008.