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Ryan's interest in weather started young. As a child his fear of thunderstorms blossomed into a intense interest in weather. Ryan set out to get a head start in broadcast meteorology by starting his own weather website for the Louisville, Kentucky area as a high school sophomore. When Ryan started college in 2009, his website had amassed 106 weekly weather forecast videos, over 800 daily weather blog entries, two live television appearances, and even earned Ryan a tour guide position with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours at age 17.
At just 19 years old in September 2010, Ryan became the weekend morning weathercaster at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee and held that title through most of his college years. After completing his meteorology degree at Mississippi State University in 2013, Ryan began his work as a broadcast meteorologist at WAVE 3 News in his hometown of Louisville. He has held the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society, the gold-standard for broadcast meteorologists, since 2014.
Below are some examples of Ryan's broadcast work:
April 2017 Resume Reel
Snow Coverage on WAVE 3 News Sunrise - January 10th, 2016
Fog Coverage on WAVE 3 News Sunrise - December 5th, 2015
Science Experiment on WAVE 3 News Sunrise - January 31st, 2015
Ryan's mastery of The Weather Company's MAX graphics system paired with his skills in Adobe Photoshop, video editing, and automated custom data ingest from a variety of sources gives him an edge over the competition. He has built a library of immersive, engaging weather graphics while also managing the implementation of a new graphics package. These graphics are designed to bring information to viewers that they simply can't get from a stock weather app, but are also both mobile and social media friendly. Below are examples of this design work.
Seasonal Temps Compared to Average
Severe Weather Threat Breakdown
Airport Travel Store Forecast
CUSTOM DATA INGEST: Metro Rain Gauges
CUSTOM DATA INGEST: Pavement Temps
CUSTOM DATA INGEST: Air Quality Sensors
Stadium Concert Forecast
"Roller Coaster" Forecast Graph
World Series Heat Record
Night Sky Astronomy Feature
Veterans Day Event Forecast
Interactive Precipitation Type Explainer