Charlie Shortino returns to The Morning Show after battling COVID-19

Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 11:30 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2020 at 7:32 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A staple of NBC15′s The Morning Show and First Alert Weather Team is back on-air after battling COVID-19.

NBC15′s Chief Meteorologist Charlie Shortino says he’s 100 percent now and will continue to broadcast from home temporarily. Monday was his first day back on air.

On Oct. 23, Shortino says he left work with a headache and went home. The headache continued throughout the weekend.

He got tested on Monday and two days later, learned he tested positive for COVID-19.

“My symptoms throughout the whole thing would be classified as mild to maybe briefly moderate,” says Shortino. “It does knock you down a bit, but I did recover, it took a little while, and now I feel good.”

Shortino says out of an abundance of caution, he will continue to work from home.

He will broadcast the First Alert Weather Forecast and his popular, This Day In History segment on The Morning Show from 4:30-7 a.m. and NBC15 News at 11 a.m., Monday through Friday.

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