Renowned meteorologist and hurricane specialist Bryan Norcross joins FOX Weather | News

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 14, 2022–

FOX Weather, FOX News Media’s ad-supported free streaming television (“FAST”) weather service, has hired renowned meteorologist Bryan Norcross, said Sharri Berg, president of the service. Norcross will serve as a hurricane specialist and contributor for the FAST Channel, beginning March 14.

In making the announcement, Berg said, “FOX Weather has attracted the best names in broadcast weather, and we’re thrilled to have Bryan join our dedicated team of meteorologists as we head into the 2022 hurricane season. His decades of experience in communicating vital information makes him an integral part of FOX Weather and our overall mission.

Norcross added, “I am thrilled to join old friends and new colleagues at FOX Weather as we build a dynamic new weather service. As always, my focus will be on keeping people safe by providing the best information from prediction of possible hurricanes when the season ramps up this summer.”

With a career spanning more than five decades, Norcross joins FOX Weather from ABC affiliate WPLG-TV in Miami, Florida, where he most recently served as a hurricane expert. He began covering hurricanes in 1969 when Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast. From there, he became CNN’s first weekend weather anchor when it launched in 1980. After stints at several stations across the country, he spent 25 years in Miami as a weatherman for WPLG, WTVJ ( NBC) and WFOR (CBS). From 1996 to 2008, he was a hurricane analyst for CBS News before becoming president and CEO of an emergency management communications organization known as America’s Emergency Network. In 2010, he joined The Weather Channel as Senior Hurricane Specialist where he later became Executive Director of Weather Content and Presentation before leaving in 2018. He was notably awarded the National Hurricane Conference’s Neil Frank Award in 2019, which is the highest. honor in the hurricane community.

Notably, Norcross was the first to sound the alarm about the severity of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which would turn into a devastating Category 5 storm. Its coverage, which included 23 consecutive hours of live reporting as the hurricane made landfall, earning him several accolades, including an Emmy Award from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as DuPont and Peabody awards. . He also received the 1993 David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Communication. Additionally, Norcross was named an expert on the University Hurricane Insurance Task Force by Florida Treasurer Bill Nelson and was tasked by Florida Governor Lawton Chiles with advising on changes to the state emergency management system as a member of the review committee. response.

In 2012, his coverage of Superstorm Sandy provided critical warnings about the scale of the storm ahead of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center. Following the event, he was invited to testify before the New York City Council on threat analysis and pre-storm communications processes.

A graduate of Florida State University, Norcross holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Communications and Meteorology. He also holds an honorary doctorate in public service from Florida International University. He is the author of “My Hurricane Andrew Story” and “Hurricane Almanac: The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present & Future”.

FOX Weather is a 24/7 ad-supported free-to-air (FAST) television service operated by FOX News Media. The service draws on the extensive news gathering units of FOX News Channel and the additional resources of FOX Television Stations (FTS) with a total of 120 weather forecasters for a full suite of weather products including local, regional and national, in addition to live programming. Using multiple radar systems, including an immersive mobile 3D radar, FOX Weather gives users an innovative approach to forecasting, including coverage surrounding all weather patterns, from the immediate to the long term. Available at foxweather.com and through the FOX Weather app for iOS and Android, FOX Weather is also available on Internet-connected TVs through FOX NOW, the FOX News app, Tubi, Amazon News, YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, fuboTV and Xumo. On-line, FOX Weather airs simulcast from 6-9 a.m. ET Saturdays and Sundays on FOX Business Network and is currently available on FTS’s Diginet imprint in New York, Seattle and San Francisco. The streaming service also simulcasts one hour weekdays and two hours weekends on FTS’s 11 duopoly stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix , Minneapolis and Orlando.

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PUBLISHED: 03/14/2022 11:41 AM / DISK: 03/14/2022 11:41 AM

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