Award Winning Reel for AP Best WXCaster
I'm Not Tied To The Studio
Tornado Hits Near Our Station: 10 Mins of Subtle Urgency in Coverage Without Panic
Adding Context and Info to Breaking News
Live Fun Elements
Social Media - Non Traditional Elements
Science / climate reporting
1997 to Present: WOWK - TV.
WOWK - TV Charleston - Huntington WV
-WV Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductee 2016
-Anchor Weathercasts for 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11 pm newscasts M-F.
-Oversee weather staff and content on all platforms.
-Responsible for development and execution of Severe Weather Plan.
-Oversee multiple social media platforms for WOWK Stormtracker weather brand.
-Ranked Most Accurate Forecast in region by Weatherate
-Coordinate messaging of severe weather between internal departments.
-Perform weather analysis, create graphics, update website, update radio and Alexa audio outlets multiple times daily.
Other jobs at WOWK - TV 1993 - 1997
- Morning News Co-Anchor 13 News This Morning
- Charleston Assignment Editor
- Live Feature Reporter
- Morning Weather Anchor
2004 to 2016: WV Media Holdings
Corporate Chief Meteorologist
WV Media Holdings
-Anchor Weathercasts for Statewide Newscast on five network affiliates Monday through Friday 5:30 pm.
Other duties also from February 2003 to 2016:
WVNS - TV Bluefield - Beckley - Oak Hill, WV
-Anchor Weathercasts for 5, 6, 10 & 11 pm newscasts for WOWK's sister station
-Same duties and responsibilities as chief for WOWK at same time for Beeckley-Bluefield market with separate forecasts, separate graphics and separate broadcasts.
1992 - 1993 WHOI - TV Peoria, IL Weekend Weather / Weekday Reporter
1991 - 1992 WYVN - TV Martinsburg, WV Main Anchor / Producer
1989 - 1991 WBOY - TV Clarksburg, WV Main Anchor / Producer
1989 WBKB - TV Alpena, MI Anchor / Reporter / Producer
SOFTWARE AND PROGRAMS
Baron Services Lynx, Baron Services Omni, Baron Services Fastrac, WSI TruView Sky, WSI Weather Producer, WSI ShowFX, BTI Early Warning Weather Alert, GRLevel3, GRLevel2, GRLevel2Analyst, NWS BUFKIT, GIMP digital image software, AP ENPS, Sony Vegas, multiple video camera platforms, Windows, PowerPoint, Access, Word.
AMS CERTIFIED BROADCAST METEOROLOGIST 292
NATIONAL WEATHER ASSOCIATION SEAL OF APPROVAL
EDUCATION, TRAINING & AWARDS
1997-1999 Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.
Broadcast Meteorology Certificate
1985-1989 Oakland University, Rochester, MI.
B.A. Communications / Minor Journalism
Associated Press Best Weather Operation and Best Weathercast Awards for Ohio and West Virginia as well as West Virginia Broadcasters Association Best Weathercast Awards.
REFERENCES - Available Upon Request