August 11, 2022

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Johnny Beckman, Atlanta meteorologist, has died at age 90 (Georgia)

John Beckman, the Atlanta TV meteorologist known as “Johnny the Weatherman,” has died at age 90.

He passed away suddenly on Sunday at his home in Stone Mountain.

Beckman was a fixture on Atlanta TV from 1962 until his retirement in 1995, working first for WSB-TV, then WXIA-TV.

John Pruitt, the former WSB-TV and WXIA-TV anchor, worked alongside Beckman for decades. “He had schtick,” Pruitt said. “He had comic timing that was modeled after Johnny Carson. We’d watch his monologue after the 11 o’clock news.”

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