KRON weekend meteorologist Brian Van Aken is going from the outhouse to the penthouse.
I've learned through a reliable station source that Van Aken is leaving KRON to join NBC and the "Today Show." Van Aken gave his two-week notice to station brass on Monday.
Although the chance to join the network on a legacy show was an obvious attraction, I'm told by sources that Van Aken was miffed to not be considered for the main gig (weeknights) recently hired, Brittney Shipp, now holds.
The source: "He knew he didn't have a chance when he saw all the women being interviewed."
Van Aken's position at the Today Show will consist of some on-air duty and mostly producing graphics for Today veteran, Al Roker.
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