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Rick Mitchell is leaving KOCO Channel 5

3:34 PM EDT on July 16, 2012

We have learned through the Ogle Mole Network that longtime KOCO Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell is apparently leaving Channel 5 to be the morning weatherman for KXAS NBC 5 in Dallas-Ft. Worth. Neither KOCO or KXAS have released anything official, but both stations informed their newsrooms of the change earlier this afternoon.

This is kind of bittersweet. Rick Mitchell has been the chief meteorologist for Channel 5 since he moved to Oklahoma City in 1994, and although he never had a drinking game like Gary England and Mike Morgan, he was respected and well-liked. In fact, he was so well-liked that girls wrote inappropriate things about him on bathroom walls .

Anyway, we'll have more on this as information is leaked or announced. Stay with The Lost We'll keep you advised.

Update: At 5:15pm, Rick confirmed via his Twitter feed that he'll indeed be taking his weather talents to Big D. Here's a screen shot of his tweet:

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