There are meteorologists across the country (and not just on TV) who love to blow things out of proportion. Fear sells. A quick scan through Facebook during a hurricane shines a spotlight on it pretty quickly.
In order to work in one career (and one workplace) for many years, you have to get along with all kinds of people.
I never noticed how much people “small talk” about weather until I became a meteorologist.
Technological advancements completely changed the way I did my job from 1995 to 2020.
“It must be nice to have a job where you get paid to lie!” – I have lost count of the number of times I’ve heard that “joke.”
When I first started out in TV my goal was to get a job in Chicago but what I quickly learned was you couldn’t get a job straight out of college in such a huge city.
Working through a hurricane is much different than just living through a hurricane.
Did you know that most TV weather anchors do NOT read from a script? Also, there is no such thing as a “normal” schedule in TV news.