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Forecast brighter for former CW33 meteorologist Bob Goosmann (updated Tuesday a.m.

Former CW33 temperature taker Bob Goosmann, who left the Dallas-based station on the last day of July, is back in the weather game as the new chief meteorologist for KRLD radio (1080 AM).

The appointment was announced Monday by the CBS Radio-owned station, which also is a corporate sister of D-FW's CBS11.

Bruce Gilbert, VP of news/talk/sports programming for CBS Radio Dallas-Fort Worth, said that Goosmann "lives and breathes North Texas weather and greatly respects KRLD's commitment to accurate and dependable forecast information every 10 minutes."

Goosmann is replacing Krista Villarreal at KRLD, a CBS11 spokesperson confirmed. She also had been freelancing lately on weekends for Fox4's early morning news program.

Goosmann earlier had planned to live and breathe real estate, telling unclebarky.com in mid-summer that "for personal reasons, mainly dealing with my family, I chose not to pursue a full-time meteorologist position outside of the area. Instead I chose to get into the real estate business . . . Business is good, and getting better. I was working seven days a week between the two jobs and that was beginning to take a toll on me."

But Goosmann, who worked at KTVT-TV (Ch. 11) for nine years before it was bought by CBS, also noted that "weather is in my blood and always will be. I hope that I can freelance on occasion at any station in the Metroplex that may need someone on short notice. I'm pretty sure I'm familiar with the area!"

He'll now be doing much more than filling in at KRLD. His new position is "effective immediately," the station said.

Ex-CBS11 early morning anchor Scott Sams also works at KRLD, on the early morning drive shift.