THE WEATHER TEAM
Ever since I was young I had an insider’s perspective on weather from my two parents who are both on-air meteorologists. Seeing their personal passion and love for weather inspired me to follow down the same footpath. I went on to study meteorology at Penn State University where my desire to better understand the weather grew. My ultimate weather goal is to share my passion for meteorology with children and hopefully inspire a young boy or girl to go on to pursue a career in science.
He earned his meteorology degree from St. Cloud State University and moved to Duluth, MN to cover lake effect snow storms along the shores of coldest and deepest of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior. Soon after, he became Chief Meteorologist at a start-up station in Duluth, KQDS Fox 21 News. Here he successfully created and launched the weather brand for the station that was Emmy nominated for best newscast in the Upper Midwest for 2007 and 2008. During his time in Duluth, he could have been heard giving weather reports to various local radio stations, seen in the local newspaper with his daily weather column and surfed on the web with his daily weather blog. Todd's passion for the weather is clearly displayed during his on-air reports. He is a valuable asset to Spectrum News and has been a wonderful addition to our team of Meteorologists.
Firstly, thanks for stopping by and learning more about me! I consider myself a lucky girl—I get to do what I love for a living. Weather is intriguing and ever-changing. I walk into work and it's a different animal every day. I grew up a timid, science-loving girl. When it came time to pick my major for college, it was between Geology and Meteorology. I chose the latter and here I am.
I landed my first gig as a broadcast meteorologist in Davenport, Iowa after graduating from the University of Miami. After spending my teenage & college years in Florida, it was a huge change for me. I had never been to the Midwest and, growing up in Costa Rica, I had never experienced snow. I remember the first time I felt snowflakes falling on my face late one night. It was truly a memorable, special moment for me.
I spent three years working as a bilingual meteorologist at Independent News Network in Iowa. This job gave me the opportunity to broadcast for a variety of national and local newscasts. Some of the markets I covered included Detroit, MI, Montgomery, AL, Las Vegas, NV, Atlanta, GA, and many more.
Gretchen Mishek announced early in life that she intended to be a meteorologist. She graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fl where she majored in Meteorology and minored in Mathematics and Physics. During her junior year of college she was enrolled at the renowned University of Edinburgh in Scotland where she studied Physics as well as Meteorology. Her experience included work to improve severe storms forecasting at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratories in the Hurricane Research Division under its current director, Dr. Frank Marks. Her research contributed to a published paper examining rainfall amounts in tropical cyclones.
Joe graduated with a bachelor's in meteorology with a minor in mathematics from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He also interned at Studio One in UND while earning awards as a student broadcaster and teaching assistant along the way. During summers off from college, Joe was the weather intern for the KSTP weather team based in the Twin Cities. Joe then worked as the morning meteorologist for 2 years at KCWY in Casper, Wyoming; then 4 years as the morning meteorologist at WSJV in South Bend-Elkhart, IN. There, Joe became a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) through the American Meteorological society and still owns the earned seal. In his spare time, Joe likes to have fun with friends and family, read, run, work out, play video games, drink coffee, watch his Vikings and learn violin. And of course to spend plenty of time with his Siberian Husky. You can call him the smallest member of Team Hansel, Jeffy the Weather Puppy!
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