In his heyday, he made $400,000--more than most anchors. Of course he was on KGO's "NewsScene", one of the most successful news franchises in Bay Area history.
Pete Giddings: Circle 7 Weatherman, supreme meteorologist and a pro...with elements, good and bad.
He was brash, arrogant, loyal and intelligent. Some people loved him. A few detested him. He didn't particularly like the guy who eventually replaced him, Lloyd Lindsay Young, but the irony is that LLY went from rags to riches in NY television and earned millions.
Giddings was good to kids and charity. Liked to ski and was famous for his "letter from home." If he liked you, you were in. If he didn't like you, gone. That's how much influence he had.
He's still working --doing weather consulting and occasional fill-in work, mostly on radio in Reno.
And he certainly left a mark on Bay Area TV.
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