NewsChannel 21 is proud to introduce the two newest members of our NewsChannel 21 weather team: John
Carroll and Eric Oren.

John comes to Central Oregon with over 30 years of experience as a broadcast meteorologist. He has worked with news stations from California to Connecticut, Bozeman to Birmingham, and has first-hand knowledge of almost every weather phenomenon. John is a certified Wildfire Weather Forecaster, maintains the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association and is a member of the American Meteorological Society.

“I have a passion for forecasting the weather,” John says, “I’ll be your eyes in the sky, watching for dangerous conditions and communicating changes on air and online.”

John has a strong history of volunteering in the community and looks forward to getting involved with nonprofits in Central Oregon. Previously he has been on the Board of Directors with his local American Red Cross and with New Freedom Farm, a horse therapy program. School visits are also a high priority for John. He’s written three children’s books about the weather, “I can’t wait to meet students and staff at area schools and would be honored to come by for a visit.”

John will be developing NewsChannel 21 forecasts with Eric Oren. Eric is a Central Oregon native, and a 2006 graduate of Bend Senior High School. He’s an honors graduate of the University of Denver and studied filmmaking at NYU. Eric has spent over a decade as a professional entertainer and media professional across the country, his career took him to Chicago and New York City. He returned to Bend in 2019 and most recently hosted a morning radio show in Central Oregon.

“There’s nothing I love more than engaging with an audience,” Eric says, “I have a true passion for people, fitness, and the great outdoors, so reporting the weather feels like a very natural fit.”

For more information, contact our News Director, Cathy Marshall, at or call 541.383.2121.

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