Meteorologist Keith Marler returns to FOX 9 after months away for health reason

Monday was his first day back on the job since mid-July.
Author:
Publish date:

Twin Cities meteorologist Keith Marler was back on TV Monday morning for the first time in months following a challenging inner-ear issue. 

Marler, who serves as the morning meteorologist at FOX 9, announced at the end of October that his absence since July was related to vertigo and other issues caused by an inner-ear issue. 

"Back to work! Back to wearing a tie! Back to an alarm clock & shaving! Ahhhh ...only on-air an hour per day as I ease back into my schedule, slowly building in the days and weeks to come," Marler tweeted after his Monday shift. "Getting through Day 1 was the biggest hurdle for my ole brain, but I think it went well."

Marler announced Oct. 30 that the issue went from lasting days that "turned into weeks and weeks turned into months."

He said he "discovered that the pathway to health wasn’t a straight line...and my pace along that path was more of a slow and meandering mosey...always ambling along in roughly the right direction, but with occasional slow downs, side-trips, and even a couple of frustrating backtracks."

His inner-ear issue crept up in July, with the longtime weatherman announcing July 20 that he had gone through numerous medical checks after his inner-ear went "hay-wire," describing it as vertigo that "hit like a truck for a couple days." 

Marler has been at FOX 9 since 2003. 

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

plow, snow

NWS: Accumulating snow likely this weekend in Minnesota

Fluffy snow will pile up in some locations on Saturday.

Jaden McDaniels

Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

J.A. Happ

Twins sign veteran J.A. Happ to add to the rotation

The left-hander will get a one-year, $8 million deal from the Twins.

storm the capitol rally st. paul minnesota state capitol

BCA finds 'no criminal wrongdoing' among those at 'Storm the Capitol' rally

Inflammatory comments were made by speakers, but no charges will be brought.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 12.27.04 PM

Man's vehicles crushed by hit-and-run driver weren't fully insured

The goal is to raise $25,000 to help the south Minneapolis resident.

Joe Biden

Key points from Joe Biden's first speech as POTUS

The 46th president called for unity at a time America is facing huge challenges.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.

Klobuchar

Here's what Amy Klobuchar said at Joe Biden's inauguration

The Minnesota senator was one of the leader organizers of the inauguration.

covid-19, vaccine

All of this week's COVID vaccine pilot program appointments are filled

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans who are 65 and older registered for appointments between noon Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Related

Riley O'Connor

WCCO-TV introduces new morning meteorologist

O'Connor comes to Minnesota after spending the last three years at KCCI in Iowa.

Tributes flood in following death of FOX 9's Steve Frazier

Frazier was a popular figure in the Twin Cities media community and beyond.

FOX 9 meteorologist Mace Michaels recovering after heart attack

Michaels said his heart attack came without any warning signs.

A new name at FOX 9 as North Dakota anchor makes the switch

Kaleigh Emery is a sports reporter in western North Dakota.