JAY POLK

Meteorologist  

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Career Summary
 
An experienced meteorologist and reporter who has worked in a wide variety of settings is looking for a new challenge, with opportunities for advancement.
 
Professional Experience
 
June 2013 – July 2016; KRDO-TV/KRDO AM-FM; Colorado Springs, CO
Weekend Morning Meteorologist/Reporter
  • Brought viewers a forecast on the top rated weekend morning show in the market.
  • Reached out to another segment of the audience on KRDO AM and FM.
  • Visited with and hosted school and civic groups.
  • Interacted with viewers and listeners through the station web sites and on social media.
  • Filled in as needed for other weather anchors.
  • Sharpened my reporting skills by covering stories that fit the station’s weather brand.
 
April 2008 – March 2013; WALB-TV; Albany, GA
Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter
Helped to maintain dominance of the top rated weekend newscast in the market. Reached viewers on multiple platforms by utilizing the station’s 24/7 Weather Channel.
  • Visited with and hosted school and civic groups.
  • Interacted with viewers on the web and social media.
  • Filled in as needed for other meteorologists.
  • Acquired new skills by serving as a reporter covering a variety of topics.
  • Produced and performed weathercasts for multiple radio stations in Albany and Valdosta, Georgia.
 
May 2002 - May 2006; WSAW-TV; Wausau, WI
Meteorologist
  • Sharpened my weather skills by working both weekend evening and weekday morning shifts.
  • Visited with and hosted school and civic groups.
  • Acquired new skills by editing tapes for evening newscasts and through some co-hosting duties.
  • Reached out to viewers through the station web site.
  • Filled in as needed for other meteorologists.
 
April 1999 – March 2002; WBKP-TV; Calumet, MI/WBUP-TV; Marquette, MI
Chief Meteorologist
  • Learned about all aspects of the television and radio business.
  • Learned people management and relationship skills by supervising a three person weather department.
  • Learned about the technical aspects of a weather department by updating and maintaining numerous computers as part of day-to-day weather center operations.
 
Education
 
May 1998; Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Minor in Communications.
  • Served an internship at Florida’s News Channel, a statewide cable news channel.
  • Produced and performed weathercasts on the university’s local cable channel and statewide on Sunshine Network.
 
Professional Memberships
  • American Meteorological Society (Seal of Approval; August 2001)
  • National Weather Association
 
Skills
  • Multiple Windows-based computer graphics programs
  • Multiple newsroom producing and editing systems
 




JAY POLK

 Colorado Springs, CO

Represented by:

David Brunner
DB & Associates
 (484) 695 - 5187
DBandAssociates@msn.com


 

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