The iconic ‘Today’ weatherman, Steve Jacobs is saying goodbye to weekdays after 12-years.
This morning, the 49-year-old announced that he has decided to move onto working on ‘Weekend Today’ so he can focus on his family life!
Safe to say after 12-years of us waking up with him every morning, it was a pretty emotional segment. Steve revealed, “Monday to Friday, for the past 12 years, I haven’t been able to wake up once with my wife, haven’t been able to get the kids to daycare.”
He went on to say that even though he will be leaving the full time weekday team, he will still be around with a more flexible position
Steve explained, “I’ve decided to hang up my boots from Monday to Friday, but the good news is our beautiful esteemed leader Mark Calvert [Today show’s executive producer] has come up with a great program to make my work more flexible so I can stay with you guys. So I’ll still be on the show doing the Knock of Cash and little heroes, and I’ll be joining the weekend team and doing some weather there.”
“I am still as passionate about Today as I have ever been and proud of our success this year. I want to continue to be part of that. I love the bond I have with my on-air family and am very excited to remain part of that winning formula.”
It is a pretty tough gig to be a weatherman; Steve is on the road up to 300 days of each year, working 16 to 18 hour days and has also described his role as “the best and worst job at the same time”.
It is believed that he will move his family to their second home in Vanuatu. Where they have owned house for a few years and they often commute between the two countries for work.
Steve’s replacement on ‘Today’ is yet to be confirmed.
We will miss you Steve!
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