Major changes afoot at Channel 4

      Dave Williams (WCIV)

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) --{} An official announcement came into the inboxes of WCIV employees station-wide Friday. Dave Williams has been named the Chief Meteorologist for ABC News 4.{}

      As Chief Meteorologist, Dave will join ABC News 4 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.{}

      Meteorologist Tom Crawford will join ABC News 4's morning programs Good Morning Charleston and Lowcountry Live.{} These changes will take effect on Monday, October 22, 2012.

      "For the past 21 years I have had the pleasure and honor to work at WCIV ABC News 4, "said Crawford.{} "That by the way is 21 years of working nights. I have requested to turn the Chief Meteorologist position over to Dave Williams. This has been granted by management. Dave will make a great chief."

      "Tom is a class act and has been a great Chief Meteorologist for News 4," said ABC News 4 President and General Manager Suzanne Teagle.{} "We are pleased that Tom will remain a part of the News 4 family, and we're excited to have Dave as our new Chief.{} Dave lives and breathes weather.{} He will be an asset to our station and the community."

      Tom Crawford is a member of the Meteorological Society and has been awarded the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.{} He was recognized as South Carolina's Best Weathercaster in 1998 and 1999 by the Associated Press.

      Dave Williams is a member of the National Weather Association, The American Meteorological Society, and holds a Seal of Approval from the NWA.