"Meteorologist Who Was Threatened Over Climate Coverage to Leave Job"

"Chris Gloninger said his new job as a scientist at a research company would still allow him to make a difference on a subject he is passionate about."

"The chief meteorologist of a television news station in Iowa said this week that he was leaving his job to start a career in science, citing in large part the post-traumatic stress disorder that he said he had suffered after he was threatened last year over his on-air coverage of climate change.

Chris Gloninger, 38, who announced on Wednesday that he would leave the station, KCCI in Des Moines, in July,  also cited a family health matter as a factor in his decision to quit his position, which he began in July 2021.

Last summer, Mr. Gloninger shared on Twitter the harassing messages that had been sent to him from a single email address. One appeared to threaten his life.

“What’s your home address, we conservative Iowans would like to give you an Iowan welcome you will never forget,” read one of the emails, dated June 24, 2022, that Mr. Gloninger shared. The email appeared to allude to an episode last year in which a man was arrested on charges of attempting to murder Justice Brett Kavanaugh of the Supreme Court."

Orlando Mayorquin reports for the New York Times June 22, 2023.

Source: NYTimes, 06/23/2023