Former Siouxlander, Boston meteorologist tells how town will move forward
By Kristen Johnson, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Anchor - bio | email
Former KTIV Chief Meteorologist Mike Wankum has spent the last two decades living in Boston. He's ran in the Boston Marathon twice.
"The Boston Marathon is so special to us, in so many ways. My children, my wife have stood right there on that finish line, right where the bomb went off. All of us have walked down that street before," Wankum recalled.
He said he doesn't think people in Boston are living in fear, but he believes they are more aware of their surroundings.
"That marathon being attacked like that, really really hurt us, deeply."
As the town tries to move forward from this week of tragedy, the Merrill, Iowa native says they're getting back to normal.
"It's probably a new normal, but I hope it's not a new normal for a long time because it's really such a wonderful city and in fact, what you're seeing right now, is people really coming together, helping and looking out for each other. It's really what Boston is all about, and that's what's really exciting to see, and I think we're going to be seeing more of that. So, maybe the new normal, might actually be a nice normal," Wankum added.
Wankum worked at KTIV from 1980 to 1990. He current works as a meteorologist for WCVB, ABC's Boston affiliate.
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