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Ryan Hoke in the Media
Ryan Appears on Travel Channel's Extreme Tours Segment
While working this past spring with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, a crew from Travel Channel's Extreme Tours came out to film Ryan and the rest of the group for a five-minute feature segment on the show. The program featured Ryan as one of the weather experts on the tour and he explained on camera the processes behind severe storms and what storm chasing tours are like. The show aired on September 6th, 2012 in the United States.
Weather Podcast WeatherBrains Has Ryan as a Guest Panelist
Ryan was a guest panelist on the April 30th, 2012 edition of the popular weather podcast WeatherBrains. While on the show, he talked about his position at Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, talked with featured guest Dr. Chuck Doswell about the text of tornado warnings, and about his job at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, TN. The hosts of the show are James Spann of ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, AL, Bill Murray, Kevin Selle, J.B. Elliot, and Brian Peters.
Ryan Provides Video in WBBJ Story on Mississippi State Shooting
On the night of March 24th, 2012, a Mississippi State University student was fatally shot in a first-of-its-kind incident on campus. The following day Ryan provided video of the scene and participated in a phone interview with WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee where he is a Saturday morning weather forecaster.
Ryan Reports Live from the Starkville Christmas Parade for Second Year in a Row
Ryan was chosen for the second time to be the "roving reporter" for WOBV-TV 5's coverage of the 2010 Starkville, MS Christmas Parade. He interviewed numerous parade participants during the parade's run through downtown Starkville and gave a few weather updates throughout the show.
Article in Mississippi State University Reflector Newspaper
Mississippi State University's student-run newspaper The Reflector ran a feature article about Ryan's meteorological accomplishments on September 24th, 2010:
"Ryan Hoke, Mississippi State University sophomore professional meteorology major, turned a childhood obsession with thunderstorms into a career in weather forecasting.
Hoke's accomplishments include an interview on The Weather Channel, feature weather forecasts on WAVE-TV in Louisville, Ky., and WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tenn., a job as a tour guide for Storm Chasing Adventure Tours and a full scholarship from MSU.
He said his fascination with weather began at age five when he developed an intense fear of heavy rains and lightning."
Ryan Appears on The Weather Channel and WAVE-TV During 2010 Storm Chase
After seeing tornadoes near Walsh and Campo, Colorado during his third annual storm chasing trip, Ryan was interviewed on both The Weather Channel and WAVE 3 TV in Louisville, Kentucky. The Weather Channel interview on May 26th with Kim Perez was conducted via phone while the WAVE-TV interview on May 31st with Kevin Harned and John Belski used Skype. View each of the interviews below.
Article on Ryan Published in Louisville's Courier-Journal
Ryan Hoke of Fisherville is one semester closer to realizing his dream of becoming a weatherman.
The Manual High School graduate just finished his first semester at Mississippi State University's program in broadcast meteorology.
And, in true Hoke style, he found a way to get ahead.
Ryan Reports Live from the Starkville Christmas Parade
Ryan was chosen to be the "roving reporter" for WOBV's TV coverage of the 2009 Starkville, Mississippi Christmas Parade. He interviewed numerous parade attendees and participants, including members of the Mississippi State University football team.
Ryan Named Distinguished Scholar at Mississippi State University
STARKVILLE, Miss.--Six recent high school graduates from the Magnolia, Bayou, Bluegrass, and Peach states are receiving Mississippi State's most prestigious scholarships.
Ryan Hoke, the son of Ken and Linda Hoke, is a Dupont Manual Magnet High School graduate who also is receiving the James E. Casey Scholarship and the Kentucky House of Representatives' Academic Achievement Award. During high school, he received a variety of scholastic honors while also pursuing a personal interest in meteorology, including operation of a weather Web site for the Louisville area. He plans to major in broadcast meteorology.
Ryan Featured in Davis Instruments E-Newsletter
Ryan Hoke is still in high school, but he knows just what he will be studying at Mississippi State University this fall: meteorology. He plans to use his degree, his love of weather, and his unruffled charm as a television weather broadcaster. The young weatherman is already a sort of institution in his hometown of Fisherville, Kentucky, where he keeps the public informed of local weather on his Ryan's Weather web site and in weekly videos he produces and posts to his web site. He has even been a guest weather broadcaster on WAVE TV 3. (A video of him on WAVE TV 3 is pretty impressive. It looks to us like he has been doing the weather in front of a camera for years!)
And he is not just a proud weather geek, he's a proud, entrepreneurial weather geek! Check out the store on his site where he sells such very cool things as tee-shirts that say, "I'm a Weather Geek. Are YOU?" (Altogether now: "Yesssss!!")
And what kind of station does the Boy Wonder use? Of course, it's a Vantage Pro2.
Ryan was featured in a story by Charlie White in the Courier-Journal. If you happen to run into Ryan, you might want to ask for his autograph now and beat the crowds.
Ryan Named Winner of WAVE 3 TV's "Be a Weathercaster" Contest
As the winner of WAVE-TV's "Be a Weathercaster" contest, Ryan was given the opportunity to appear with John Belski on the 5:30pm news on 2/9/09 to present the weather forecast. See the full television appearance in the video below:
Ryan named "Most Likely to become a Meteorologist" in Weather Channel Video Contest
In August of 2008, Ryan was named "Most Likely to Become a Meteorologist" in a contest presented by The Weather Channel Interactive. A presentation of the winners by Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams can be seen by clicking here. The Washington Post's "Capital Weather Gang" mentioned Ryan's contest entry in a July 2008 blog post.