I'm the Chief Meteorologist at FOX46 Charlotte and You can catch me on the 6 and 10 PM news!
Growing up in Minnesota I became very familiar with below zero temperatures and lots and lots of snow. That became my obsession as a 6 year old and literally couldn't sleep at night when it was snowing outside. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to become a TV meteorologist, growing up watching the weather channel 2 to 3 hours a day.
I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelors in Meteorology. My first job brought me to FOX21 News in Duluth, MN. During my first full year as a meteorologist it snowed 130 inches and was below zero 86 times.. 86 times in one year! It sounds sick, but I loved every second of it!
After a few years in Duluth I moved to Springfield, MO and started working at KOLR10 as the morning meteorologist. Shortly after arrival my career took off with the introduction to Griffey the Weather Dog. After going mega viral(you tube Griffey The Weather Dog, you will see) he quickly become part of the show. He would show up during my forecasts for the next 3 years and became a huge sensation in town.
Springfield sits in the heart of Tornado alley along with some of the biggest temperature swings in the county. I spent many overnights in the station covering tornado outbreaks, sometimes staying on live TV for over 6 hours at a time. Needless to say my time in Springfield has allowed be to grow into a well rounded meteorologist.
After 3 years in Springfield I moved to Charlotte, NC to become the Chief Meteorlogist at FOX 46! I bring a huge excitement about weather and I love to teach the weather in a real, simple way everyone can understand. I'm also bringing experience from very different climates across the county, which is perfect because Charlotte sees a little of everything!
I have a beautiful, strong wife Nicole, and an amazing little girl Zoey Z, and two very spunky dogs Molly and Griffey. In my spare time I like to eat. I like to eat ribs, fish, burgers, steak, seafood, mac and cheese, fries, fried chicken.. you get the idea. I also LOVE FISHING!! Nicole, Zoey and I go fishing on our Pontoon every weekend on Lake Wylie. If you have any fishing tips, you must SHARE!!!