Meteorologist who became the severe weather reporter for The Weather Channel in 1999.
He earned his bachelor's degree in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. He then went on to obtain his M.S. and PhD from the University of Chicago.
He served as a professor in Penn State's Department of Meteorology from 1978 until his appointment to The Weather Channel in 1999. He has surveyed the damage paths of over 300 severe storms, including that of Hurricane Andrew.
He was born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
He has served alongside fellow meteorologist and frequent field reporter for severe storms Jim Cantore on The Weather Channel.