The meteorologists work for Fox 5, CBS Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News and 11Alive, respectively.
Cook and Burns are the deans of metro Atlanta’s weather scene.
Others named to the task force include the heads of the Georgia DOT and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, as well as with school and law enforcement officials.
Rumors are circulating as to the status of Mike Francis who, until last week, was 11Alive’s veteran on-air meteorologist. Francis has apparently been let go by the station after he failed to show up last month as the threat of a winter storm was bearing down on metro Atlanta.
Deal has come under heavy criticism for the state’s handling of last week’s winter storm.