Resume CBM #813 EXPERIENCE CNN Atlanta, GA November 2023 - Present Meteorologist/Climate Reporter WJZY-TV Charlotte, NC October 2020 - 2023 Weekend Morning Meteorologist KOLR-TV/ KOZL-TV Springfield, MO June 2017 - September 2020 Weekday Morning Meteorologist On-air meteorologist for Daybreak, KOLR10's 2-hour morning show, as well as half hour Midday show. Write and edit on-air science/feature stories on weather/climate impacts to local businesses, communities in viewing area. Use social media to update viewers on both inclement and fair weather, interacting with viewers on a daily basis. KCAU-TV Sioux City, IA June 2015 - June 2017 Weekend Meteorologist/ Weekday Reporter On-air meteorologist for weekend newscasts. Fill-in meteorologist for morning and prime time newscasts as needed. Weather/news reporter weekday nightly newscasts: shoot, write, edit, and report all stories, including live shots in inclement weather. Visit local elementary school to speak about meteorology/journalism, and aid in creation of a student newscast. Use social media to update viewers on both inclement and fair weather, interacting with viewers on a daily basis. American Meteorological Society January 2018 - Present Station Scientist Committee Member Work alongside other broadcast meteorologists from across the nation to provide fellow broadcasters with the latest research on weather/climate, to empower and inspire them to educate their viewers. Aid in organizing panel for Station Scientist session at American Meteorological Society Broadcast Conference. Climate Central January 2017 - Present Climate Matters Meteorologist Work with "Climate Matters," a non-profit, National Science Foundation-funded, organization that aides broadcast meteorologists in communicating climate science and its impacts with easy-to-use, TV friendly graphics. Write and edit on-air stories on weather/climate impacts to local businesses, communities. Stories include: "We The People: Climate Change, Your Beer, & Politics," "Valentine's Food For Thought: How Weather & Climate Impact Chocolate," "A New Neighbor & New Challenge: Black Vultures Attack on Cattle Farmers in the Ozarks" Use social media on weekly basis as part of "Climate Matters" circular to interact with viewers in education and outreach on climate change. Society of Environmental Journalists 28th Annual Meeting October 2018 Awarded Fellow, Climate Matters in the Newsroom Awarded a fellowship, all-expense paid attendance, travel, and hotel stay, to SEJ 28th Annual Meeting. Invited to participate in an exclusive SEJ 's/Climate Central's Climate Matters in the Newsroom Workshop, where established journalists, broadcast meteorologists, and scientists addressed the hottest topics in climate research, impacts and solutions, as well as audience interest and journalistic challenges. American Meteorological Society 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology January 2018 Presenter Presenter on panel titled "Broadcast Meteorologists Leading as Climate Change Communicators" alongside Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central; Dr. Ed Maibach, George Mason University; and John Morales, NBC6 Miami. Discuss previous experience writing, editing story on how climate change impacts local Springfield brewery. Show challenge and examples of public reaction to climate change stories, offer advice to fellow broadcast meteorologists SELECTED RECOGNITION Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist January 2020 Nomination, American Meteorological Society Research article in peer review, Co-Author, Dr. Brian Calfano, University of Cincinnati 2020
Calfano, B., Raffa, E. (2020) Frame changer: The effects of local TV weather stories on public climate change attitudes (in review) The Guardian September 18, 2019 How TV weathercasters became the unsung heroes of the climate crisis Washington Post January 22, 2019 TV meteorologists can make more people take climate change seriously Mashable Fearless TV weather forecasters air the planet's soaring carbon levels http s:// Climate Central Stories We Love: Local Climate Change Reporting reach/alert-archive/2019/2019ClimateWeek/index.html Ensia Why TV meteorologists are talking about beer, chocolate, peaches, and poison ivy http s:// EDUCATION Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ithaca, NY Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science with Minors in Spanish and Communications, May 2015 INTERNSHIPS Good Morning America, Weather Shadow, August 2014 & December 2014 ABC Studios, New York, NY CNN, Weather Intern, June 2014 - August 2014 CNN World Headquarters, Atlanta, GA & Time Warner Center, New York, NY WSYR Newschannel 9, Weather Intern, September 2013 - December 2013 ABC Studios, Syracuse, NY Ithaca College Television, Newswatch 16, Broadcast Meteorologist, August 2011 - May 2015 Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY Teaching Assistant, Introductory Meteorology Lab, August 2014 - May 2015 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY CONFERENCES American Meteorological Society 94th Annual Meeting January 31, 2014 - February 6, 2014; Atlanta, GA American Meteorological Society 95th Annual Meeting January 2, 2015 - January 9, 2015; Phoenix, AZ American Meteorological Society 98th Annual Meeting, 46th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology January 7, 2018 - January 11, 2018; Austin, TX Society of Environmental Journalists 28th Annual Meeting, Awarded Fellow by Climate Matters in the Newsroom October 3, 2018 - October 7, 2018; Flint, MI American Meteorological Society 99th Annual Meeting January 6, 2019 - January 10, 2019; Phoenix, AZ
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