Where are they now?
Weather Watch is filled with amazing talent! Ever since the show started our alumni are working in the field of Broadcast Meteorology and loving every minute of it!
Weather Watch was absolutely instrumental in helping me secure a job, even before I left college. Tough time deadlines, effective scriptwriting, and enthusiastic storytelling were all qualities that I learned to love through Weather Watch, and all of those carried over to the TV world when I joined WGAL-TV in 2012. As part of Weather Watch, I edited many stories together. While I don’t edit packages anymore, it taught me how to structure these stories to keep it interesting yet packed full of information. I use this to my advantage on a daily basis at work!
I’ll never forget the long nights spent editing to meet episode deadlines, the impromptu meetings with members, and the incredibly high stress level – but it taught me how to manage my time, to stay organized, and how to reach out to contacts and colleagues in the field. These are all things that no professor can help you with – they come with experience. Weather Watch was that experience for me, and I owe my career to the work I put in during those semesters at Millersville University!
Weather Watch stemmed out of a quick chance meeting between Matt and I in 2012. We were both budding young meteorology majors with a passion for story-telling and broadcast. With a venerable sea of thousands of other met majors competing for only a handful of jobs told us that we needed to do something unique to help us stand out amongst our competition. The solution – let’s produce our own show.
For me, Weather Watch is all about unbridled creativity and hard work. I, like many other students, came in to Weather Watch with very little technical experience outside of a classroom environment. What I had, though, was a vision and pocketful of ideas that I was confident we could make happen. Being able to sit down with fellow students, develop ideas and stories from start to finish, and execute them – hands on – with great production quality, created an incredible learning environment. Sure, there were many moments of high stress, late nights, near-disasters, and sharp deadlines, but looking back on these, I can see how valuable a lesson each of these were in preparation for our careers.
When the Weather Channel came calling in 2015, one thing that stood out to them was my ability to create new ways of telling the same old weather stories. I was brought on board as a graphics meteorologist and weather producer where I work daily to sculpt the visual narrative of channel’s many programs. If it weren’t for the chance to create to my heart’s content on the empty canvas that was Weather Watch, I may have never witnessed my true creative potential. It’s my hope that other students will take this same opportunity. Don’t be afraid to have an idea that is outside the box! If you have a vision, and can put in the hard work to make it happen, the sky is your limit!
My name is Rachel Coulter and I was the previous co-Producer for Weather Watch. I participated in MUWW from 2012-2015. I now work for the KAIT Region 8 Storm Team in Jonesboro, AR as the Weekend Meteorologist/ Reporter and I am absolutely loving it! Lots of severe weather to forecast!
I am so grateful for the role that Weather Watch played in my Broadcast Meteorology career. Not only was I able to work alongside some of the most devoted, talented and intelligent students but I was also able to get my feet wet in the photography, editing and reporting side of broadcasting. This versatility was super attractive to my employers and set me up for success when transitioning in to the work field.
I cannot thank Shane Brown and Matthew Moore enough for giving me that first opportunity to anchor an episode my sophomore year, as that initiated this love for Broadcast Meteorology. But most of my thanks must go to Curtis Silverwood. He is indeed the most talented and passionate Meteorologist/Editor/Reporter/Friend/Etc… I have ever met. I look forward to seeing where he, and other Weather Watch members, end up in the future. Weather Watch has a bright future and is getting noticed by more than we ever realized.
Weather Watch is such an amazing organization. Created my freshman year through the help of our alumni, who have gone on to do great things, Weather Watch has soared to new heights. Curtis Silverwood, a past executive producer, if it wasn't for him, Weather Watch would not be what it is today. Weather Watch was my first time on the big screen. It gave me the opportunity to learn how to write, shoot, and edit. It also helped us gain confidence being in front of the camera, learn how to speak and act on screen, which, gave us practice doing it. We did VO's, hosted the shows, and even got to do a package or two. Weather Watch helped me more than most of you know, and it helped me receive this job that I have today. I was a host, writer, talent member, and even helped me live my dream of being a singer (LOLOL). It's a great group of people and a wonderful opportunity. If you love broadcast meteorology like I do, join Weather Watch! You won't regret it! Without this group, I don't know what I'd be doing.