gene norman

 

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CBM #41

 

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 using virtual reality technology and providing relevant social media content.
  • Produce weather graphics for use in international and airport forecasts.
  • Maintain and update content for social media and cnn.com.

 

The Weather Channel (AllSourcePPS)                                                                        May 2016 – December 2016

Part-Time Radio Meteorologist

  • Preparing, presenting, and electronically delivering recorded Spanish video broadcasts for Spanish-language Brighthouse cable network, seen in central Florida.
  • Broadcasts include segments for U.S. and International locations.
  • Preparing and presenting live and recorded radio broadcasts in English for Continental U.S. clients

 

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.
  • B2B sales and account management
  • Creating content for social media channels
  • 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.
  • Delivered continual accurate coverage and forecasting throughout record snow, cold and ice in January/February 2014 as well saving lives during the April 2014 tornado outbreak.
  • Organized and hosted emergency manager meeting to exchange information and strengthen relationships.
  • 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.
  • Provided continuous coverage of Hurricane Ike for nearly 18 hours. Recognized for keeping public calm and saving lives.
  • Participated in annual office of emergency management hurricane preparedness briefings for City of Houston.
  • Met with and interviewed Hurricane Center Director and other hurricane specialists as part of annual hurricane preparedness special.
  • Co-produced and hosted annual hurricane preparedness special, earning consecutive 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.

 

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.
  • Utilized radar tracking tools to clearly track and identify severe weather indications, saving several families during Tropical Storm Cindy.
  • Provided comprehensive coverage of record inland Georgia tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Flew on hurricane hunter aircraft during active hurricane tracking (Hurricane Ophelia).
  • Converted a mini-van into a storm-tracking vehicle and visited schools to provide education on severe weather safety preparedness.
  • 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.

 

 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

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

 

 

SKILLS

 

  • WSI Tru Vu Max
  • Weather Central Fusion
  • Baron FasTrac & VIPIR
  • iNews
  • WeatherBug

 

 

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)