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 Resume Experience CNN November 2016 - Present Freelance Weather Producer Monitoring world-wide weather hazards, then analyzing forecast data and preparing graphics used for weather presentations on all CNN networks including Domestic, International, and Headline News. Responsibilities include briefings to all news production managers on potential weather threats, creating unique story-telling graphics for events impacting viewers and providing relevant social media content. Produce weather graphics for use in international and airport forecasts. The Weather Channel (AllSourcePPS) May 2016 - Present Part-Time Radio Meteorologist Preparing and presenting live and recorded radio broadcasts in English for Continental U.S. clients. Preparing, presenting, and electronically delivering recorded Spanish video broadcasts for Spanish-language cable network Brighthouse seen in central Florida. Broadcasts include segments for U.S. and international locations. Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms Norman, OK May 2016 Broadcast Meteorologist Invited participant in the 2016 Hazardous Test Bed Experiment. Provided broadcast consulting expertise on techniques for communicating experimental probabilistic forecasts. Research results will be used to refine forecast and display techniques for the FACETS program. Weathercall Parker, Colorado March 2015- Present Severe Weather Notification Consultant Consulting on the product and business development of an instant weather notification service for sale to individuals, TV affiliates and enterprise clients across multiple digital platforms. Responsibilities include: Managing and implementing a social media product delivering enhanced real-time weather messaging and alerts Establishing new customers and strengthening existing customer relationships Creating and producing web-based marketing videos Developing and presenting educational webinars on product use and new product launches WIAT-TV Birmingham, Alabama 2013-2014 Chief Meteorologist Analyzed current local weather situation and prepared subsequent forecast, including severe weather alerts and protection measures delivered in a calm, clear presentation. Self-produced multiple daily weathercasts, incorporating concise writing, live video feeds, creative graphics and interactive capability. Frequent updates to digital channel forecasts and via social media feeds. Ensured stability of station assets and broadcast ability through backup power recommendations. Supervised and trained 2 staff meteorologists. Maintained digital weather information, including station blog, website and social media. Represented station at local events. Delivered continual accurate coverage and forecasting throughout record snow, cold and ice in January/February 2014 as well saving lives during the 18 tornadoes in April 2014 Created weather safety talk series targeted at elementary and middle school students Designed new weather set to coordinate with overall station redesign, including graphics strategy. Awarded Best Weather Anchor from Alabama Broadcaster’s Association and Honorable Mention for Best Weather Anchor from Alabama Associated Press KHOU-TV Houston, Texas 2008-2012 Chief Meteorologist Briefed newsroom staff daily on expected weather and potential threats. Designated placement of live reporters and cameras. Evaluated local weather and forecast, and created daily weathercast presentations targeting specific neighborhoods. Managed weather information on digital platforms, including a video blog, social media, written newspaper forecasts and radio stations. Ensured awareness of imminent severe weather threats and preparedness. Coached and evaluated 3 staff meteorologists. Represented station at community events such as awards ceremonies and parades. Co-produced and wrote annual hurricane preparedness special, which won 3 Emmy awards Installed system of remotely operated HD weather cameras, creating $30,000 in sponsorships Acquired weather safety brochure sponsorship of $30,000 through partnership development Provided continuous coverage of Hurricane Ike for nearly 18 hours. Recognized for keeping public calm and saving lives Accurately forecasted earliest snowfall on record in Houston on December 4, 2009 Earned Best Weathercast 2009 from Texas Associated Press and Best Weather Special 2009/2010 WGCL-TV Atlanta, Georgia 2000-2008 Chief Meteorologist Studied local weather data to prepare forecast and brief newsroom staff on potential newsworthy threats. Self-produced a 3-minute weathercast 4 times daily, targeting specific neighborhoods and viewer activities. Maximized the creative use of graphic capabilities to provide a varied broadcast. Delivered multimedia updates via weather blog, public transportation and radio station. Converted a mini-van into a storm-tracking vehicle and visited schools to provide education on severe weather safety preparedness Utilized radar tracking tools to clearly track and identify severe weather indications, saving several families during Tropical Storm Cindy in 2004 Spearheaded the use of 3-D buildings in a skyline pan forecast Awarded for Best Weathercast 3 years running from Georgia Associated Press, and best Weathercast 2001/2004 and Best Weather Reporting 2005/2006 from Southeast Region Emmy KTRK-TV Houston, Texas 1994-2000 Staff Meteorologist Analyzed data for both 24-hour and 5-day forecasts including temperature, precipitation, sky and offshore conditions. Provided weekend live weathercasts and substituted in daily newscasts. Created and produced environmental and science programs. Education and Certification Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts Master of Science in Meteorology University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society Memberships Member, National Weather Association Member, American Meteorological Society Chair, AMS Broadcast Board (2005-2006) Board Member, Weather Research Center (2009-2012) Associate Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama (2013-2014) Technical Skills WSI Tru Vu Max, Weather Central Fusion, Baron FasTrac & VIPIR, iNews, WeatherBug