Known best as the first certified American television meteorologist, this Emmy-winning weather forecaster began his career with Raleigh, North Carolina's WRAL-TV station in the early 1980s.
In the late 1970s, he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in meteorology and subsequently worked for a Salisbury, Maryland television station.
During his time as Chairman of the American Meteorological Association's broadcast division, he wrote and published a certification exam for television weather forecasters.
A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he later lived and worked in Raleigh, North Carolina.
He and New York-based television personality Nick Gregory both worked as meteorologists.