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Summary

Dedicated meteorologist. Passionate storyteller.

I creatively and memorably tell the weather story daily and enterprise interesting and informative stories, including leading the production of an award winning feature series called People and Places with Pierce.

I'm open to freelance opportunities where I can continue my work as a meteorologist. Travel is negotiable.

Qualifications

  • Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM Certificate #628)
  • Experience with WSI Max, Baron Omni & Vipir radar, ENPS, Edius, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Arc Publishing, Frankly/Worldnow, Wordpress, & social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Instagram)
  • FAA-Certified Drone Pilot

Awards

  • 2017: RTDNAC award - First Place - Series - After Matthew: Lessons Learn & What Needs To Be Done
  • 2016: American Meteorological Society Award Winner For Excellence In Science Reporting By A Broadcast Meteorologist
  • 2016: RTDNAC award - First Place - Light Feature - People and Places with Pierce: Pat's Sign - Swan Quarter

Work experience

January 2020Present

Freelance Meteorologist

Nexstar Media Group
  • Fill staff shortages and temporary vacancies as a television meteorologist for Nexstar Media Group stations across the Southeast U.S.
June 2019August 2019

Video Producer

Current TV (Dare County, NC Government and Education TV)
  • Film, write, and edit short PSAs and three to five minute feature stories on various topics for partner entities
  • Manage and schedule social media posts for the station and grow digital audience
Jan 2018June 2019

Meteorologist/Reporter

WFXG FOX 54 (FOX/CNN)
  • “One-man-band” style reporting
  • Enterprise story ideas, shoot video & interviews, & edit VO’s, SOT’s, PKG’s on weather & environmental topics using Edius editing program
  • Establish & develop a continuing travel series known as "Places & People with Pierce" highlighting interesting people & places in the region
  • Explain and demonstrate the science behind weather topics in weekly "Weather School" segment
  • Maintain a set of contacts throughout the communities in coverage area & beyond
  • Fill in on weather for 4 hour morning newscast as needed
  • Maintain an active, professional presence on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram
Dec 2014Jan 2018

Weekend AM Meteorologist & Feature Reporter

WNCT 9 (CBS/CNN/CW)
  • Anchor & produce weather segments for 2 hour weekend morning news from 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. using Baron Omni graphics program
  • Provide constant weather updates at WNCT.com, on station & personality Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram pages
  • Cut-in to regular programming as necessary to alert public of severe weather
  • Edit, clip, & upload video to station website
  • Fill in for weekday morning & evening meteorologists as needed
  • Cut-in to regular programming as necessary to alert public of severe weather
  • Work on special projects for on-air & online
  • “One-man-band” style reporting
  • Enterprise story ideas, shoot video & interviews, & edit VO’s, SOT’s, PKG’s on weather & environmental topics using Edius editing program
  • Establish & develop a continuing travel series known as "Places & People with Pierce" highlighting interesting people & places in the Eastern North Carolina region
  • Maintain a set of contacts throughout the communities in coverage area & beyond
  • Front 1-2 stories on set during evening 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., & 6:00 p.m. shows
  • Maintain an active, professional presence on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram
Dec 2012Dec 2014

Daybreak/Noon Meteorologist & Traffic Reporter

WDTV 5 (CBS/CNN)/WVFX FOX 10 (FOX)
  • Anchor & produce weather & traffic segments for hour & a half weekday morning news from 5:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. & half hour weekday news at noon using AccuWeather Cinema Live HD
  • Provide constant weather updates at WDTV.com, on station & personality Facebook, Twitter, & Google+ pages, & on station's digital weather subchannel
  • Cut-in to regular programming as necessary to alert public of severe weather
  • Edit, clip, & upload video to station website & digital weather subchannel
  • Enterprise, anchor, & produce Weather 101 weather teaching segment monthly
  • Fill in for evening & weekend meteorologists as needed on WDTV & WVFX
  • Provide road conditions & alert viewers to accidents, lane closures, road closures, & traffic delays
May 2012Dec 2012

Weekend Meteorologist/Weekday Reporter

WDTV 5 (CBS/CNN)/WVFX FOX 10 (FOX)

Weekend Meteorologist:

  • Anchor & produce weather segments during half-hour news at 6:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays using AccuWeather Cinema Live HD
  • Provide constant weather updates at WDTV.com, on station & personality Facebook, Twitter, & Google+ pages, & on station's digital weather subchannel
  • Cut-in to regular programming as necessary to alert public of severe weather
  • Edit, clip, & upload video to station website & digital weather subchannel
  • Enterprise, anchor, & produce Weather 101 weather teaching segment monthly
  • Fill in for weekday morning/noon & evening meteorologists as needed

Weekday Reporter (Marion & Taylor County, WV):

  • “One-man-band” style reporting
  • Enterprise story ideas, shoot video & interviews, & edit VO’s, SOT’s, PKG’s using Final Cut Pro for a wide range of stories
  • Maintain a set of contacts throughout the communities in coverage area
  • Front 1-3 stories on set during evening 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. shows
  • Maintain an active, professional presence on Facebook, Twitter, & Google+
Apr 2008May 2012

Broadcast Meteorologist/Weather Producer

WNCTV 7/Community Television Network of Pennsylvania
  • Prepare & present all weather forecasts for on-air & online weekday evenings
  • Create & design weather graphics for station using Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Develop & maintain content for weather page on station website
  • Edit video using Sony Vegas 6.0 & upload to station website using Filezilla

Education

Aug 2001May 2005

Bachelor of Science

Penn State University

Meteorology

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