Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Do You Eat Spam?

My co-anchors claim that they have never eaten spam. I think they are lying!

The Charmin Dance

If you've ever been to New York City, you know that public restrooms are few and far between. Charmin has decided to open up public restrooms in Time Square for the Holidays...not a bad idea!

Do you know about the Charmin dance? I've never heard of it, but apparently it's a reference to one of their commercials. Regardless, it made for an interesting story this morning!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lights Out!

Our studio lights decided to quit working right in the middle of my weathercast this morning. It only lasted a few seconds, but it definitely kept me on my toes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Flakes Of The Season

It was fun tracking patches of flurries and light snow moving across the area this morning. This is a little earlier than last season where we saw our first snow in December.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Morning Work Out

Today I had a story leading into my weathercast about police officers gettiing paid extra money for working out at work. So I figured I would have a little fun with it while getting some exercise myself!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Quick Thinking For Halloween

Apparently I missed the memo that we were going to dress up for Halloween on Virginia This Morning. While both Greg and Julie were in costume, I was stuck in my usual weatherman clothes. During the commercial break I quickly thought of a costume.

We use the green board for station tours to keep kids occupied. They love seeing themselves disappear in front of the weather maps.

Monday, October 13, 2008

It Tastes Like...Burning

Planet Wings was a guest on Virginia This Morning so we got to try their hot wings. The one I tasted was named "Suicide", their spiciest wing. It seriously tasted like liquid fire...I could barely breath!

Unfortunately I had to do my weathercast right afterwards. I seriously thought my head was about to explode!

Friday, October 3, 2008

A Little About Myself

I was born and raised in Kansas City - right in the middle of the Midwest where people just love the weather. One of my earliest memories from childhood is when my mother would pack the car with us kids (I have four sisters) and we would head out and watch storms as they moved across the area. Even though I was terrified of lightning, this still remains as one of my fondest memories as a kid.

I pursued my fascination with weather into college, University of Kansas, and majored in meteorology. Afterwards, I was extremely fortunate to land a job as weather producer for Bryan Busby at KMBC in Kansas City. Bryan was such an amazingly patient mentor! This is where I learned everything about forecasting and preparing a weathercast. Afterwards, I moved to Mason City, Iowa and Redding, California where I gained invaluable on-air experience as weekend and weekday morning meteorologist.

When you check out my videos, you will learn that I like to have fun on the air. I also try to keep things as simple as possible. Let's face the facts - people want to know the high temperature and if it is going to rain. I don't want to confuse people with crazy graphics or bore them with scientific jargon.

Forecasting is hands down my favorite part of my job. I have to admit, I can get a little competitive when it comes to predicting the next storm system. I've been lucky enough to live all over the country, so I have tracked almost everything: deadly tornadoes, widespread flooding, blizzards, wild fires, and hurricanes. I also have experience forecasting the intricate microclimates of coastal and mountain weather, which can be a real challenge!

Web design is also a passion, which is why I created this blog from scratch (I'm fluent in Html and Flash). I believe that the Internet has unlimited potential when it comes to weather coverage and embrace this relatively untapped new frontier!

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