Experienced AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with a demonstrated history of bringing energy, passion and professionalism to every weather presentation. I earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Meteorology from Florida State University. I have extensive severe weather experience and strong social media skills, including more than 5 years in a top 5 television market.
November 2010 to November 2016
KXAS-TV, Dallas, Texas
Meteorologist for weekend morning weathercasts and weekday 4-5 PM newscast
November 2010 - November 2012.
I prepared all of my own forecasts and graphics for the 6-7 AM and 9-10 AM broadcasts on the weekends.
I also did weather cut-ins during the Today Show Weekend Edition.
I prepared the forecast and produced the weather graphics along with presenting the weather during the weekday 4-5 PM broadcast.
I contributed a weather package to the NBC 5 Weather Special along with other occasional reporting duties.
I was a part of team severe storm and winter weather coverage on numerous occasions.
I was promoted to weekend evening meteorologist November 2012 and kept this position until November 2016.
I also handled the weather duties for the weekday 11AM-Noon broadcast.
This included the analysis of weather data, creation of computer graphics, and presentation of on-air forecasts.
I frequently filled in for the Chief Meteorologist and the Weekday Morning Meteorologist.
I did occasional live weather reports and weather packages.
I developed excellent social media skills, building a large social media presence on Facebook and Twitter and produced frequent digital weather stories for the station’s webpage.
I added additional duties to my weather shift when the station started a partnership with the Dallas Morning News.
I prepared the forecast for Dallas for the next 5 days that appeared in the weekend edition of the Dallas Morning News and on the Dallas Morning News webpage.
August 2006 to November 2010
WAFF-TV, Huntsville, Alabama
Meteorologist for weekend newscasts.
Extensive fill-in work for primary newscasts.
Gained extensive experience in severe weather forecasting and coverage.
Extensive use of WSI TrueView Interactive, WSI TITAN, Baron’s FasTRAC, VIPIR and STORMWARN.
I did live streaming during major severe weather events and increased my social media presence.
I occasionally did reporting on weather related stories.
September 2003 to July 2006
KBMT-TV, Beaumont, Texas
Additional duties as general assignment reporter during the week.
May to August 2000 and May to August 2002
The Weather Channel, Atlanta, Georgia
Worked on building and updating weather graphics and completed a weather research project.
Appeared in the nationally televised “Weather In The Classroom” series produced by The Weather Channel.
American Meteorological Society - CBM Seal #294
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, May 2003
Minor in Communications and Mathematics