Jim Giles

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TULSA -- Long-time Tulsa television meteorologist Jim Giles of station KOTV has died at age 67.

A spokesman for the station says Giles died during the night due to complications from a series of health problems.

Giles had retired in November after 25 years at the station.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and before coming to Tulsa he worked at TV and radio stations in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

He also taught meteorology at the University of Texas and had worked at the National Severe Storm Forecast Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Giles is survived by his wife and two daughters. Funeral services are pending.

Published in The Oklahoman on Dec. 21, 2006
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