More than half of my 25-year TV weather career was spent on a morning news shift. Waking up in the middle of the night is not normal. It’s a big reason why I needed to walk away when no other hours were an option.
Lessons Learned in TV Weather: #4 CHILDREN ARE THE FUTURE
Writing children’s books about weather renewed my passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education in schools and provided personal fulfillment knowing a child might learn from my experiences. When that opportunity was taken away, I knew it was time to leave my TV job.
Lessons Learned in TV Weather: #5 LEAPING INTO THE UNKNOWN
After spending years honing specific expertise on a certain path, it’s hard to see there is anything else out there. And that is when you start to feel “stuck” in your job.
Lessons Learned in TV Weather: # 6 WEATHER HYPE
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.
Lessons Learned in TV Weather: #7 PLAYING NICE IN THE SANDBOX
In order to work in one career (and one workplace) for many years, you have to get along with all kinds of people.
Lessons Learned in TV Weather: #8 EVERYONE LOVES WEATHER
I never noticed how much people “small talk” about weather until I became a meteorologist.
The Winds of Change *update*
**This blog post was EDITED on 4/2/20 to say…. In light of our country’s position in the COVID-19 pandemic, I have decided to extend my stay at WESH for a few more weeks. My last day on Sunrise will be May 22. Stay safe, friends!** “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets […]
Hurricane Jeanne: 15 Years Later
It was 15 years ago today (9/26/04) that Hurricane Jeanne made landfall near Stuart with winds measured at 121 miles per hour (Category 3). It was the 3rd hurricane to travel across Central Florida in 6 weeks on the heels of Hurricanes Charley and Frances. Jeanne was remarkable, in and of itself, causing three direct […]
Revolutionary New Weather Satellite: GOES-R
The GOES-R will be faster and more advanced than any of the other weather satellites in use now.