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Meteorologist #1120

Are you terrified of tornadoes? What about a severe thunderstorm, or torrential floods? Most people are aware of the damage severe weather can inflict upon life, crops, and property. This meteorologist's fascination with weather began as a small child. He was frightened by storms in his youth, but this fear eventually grew into curiosity and led him to a career in meteorology. He feels that it is especially important to inform people of threatening weather conditions -- even if it means interrupting a favorite TV show!

He earned a bachelor's degree in Communications Studies at a university in Iowa. This undergraduate degree covered courses in television, radio, journalism and general communications. After college, he got a job at a local radio station and began to learn about broadcasting in the real world. He returned to school to pursue a degree in meteorology and continued to work at a radio station. Radio gave him experiences that would later transfer to television. Eventually he began doing weekend weather on the air at a television station. Working in a career like this requires knowledge of science and weather as well as television broadcasting. This meteorologist says, "I love my job. I get to stand there and talk about the weather; it's great."

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