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Bryan Norcross

Bryan Norcross

Senior Hurricane Specialist

Bryan Norcross is the senior hurricane specialist at The Weather Channel, based in Atlanta. He joined the channel in the summer of 2010, bringing his extensive experience covering tropical storms and hurricanes to The Weather Channel's round-the-clock coverage. From 2008 until 2010, Norcross was president and CEO of America's Emergency Network, Inc. (AEN), an emergency-communications networking company based in Miami. The AEN system allows local governments and other agencies to stream live news briefings...

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Carl Parker

Carl Parker

On-Camera Meteorologist, Hurricane Specialist and Storm Specialist

Meteorologist Carl Parker has been a fan of the skies for as long as he can remember.  “Even as a kid, and I mean a young kid---five, six years old---I was fascinated by storms.  I would look out the window for long periods of time, watching the show.  And I still do that today.”  In a supporting role with the Met Expert Team, Parker shares that passion with The Weather Channel’s severe, tropical and winter weather experts, both on and off the air.  “It’s been quite an honor to work with our experts every...

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Lauren Linder

Associate General Counsel

As associate general counsel for The Weather Channel television network, Lauren Linder leads the company’s legal team, which provides legal and business strategy, support and counsel to the company.   Linder joined the network in 2015 as as director of business and legal affairs. In that role, she provided real-time legal support for the company’s television division on issues relating to live news coverage. Before The Weather Channel, Linder worked for Turner Broadcasting, where she served as counsel for...

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Stephanie Abrams

On-Camera Meteorologist and Co-Host, "AMHQ"

Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams is co-host of AMHQ weekdays from 6-9 a.m. ET on The Weather Channel. Since distinguishing herself while reporting live during the historic 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, Abrams continues to cover significant storms firsthand for The Weather Channel.    “Weather Proof,” a series hosted by Abrams, debuted January 2010 and guided viewers through a collection of elaborate tests that fabricate severe weather scenarios to demonstrate how weather impacts real-life situations...

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Chris Bruin

Chris Bruin

On-Camera Meteorologist

Chris Bruin is an on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, who recently joined the network. Prior to his new role, Bruin served as the Morning Meteorologist at KIFI News Group, which includes ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates in East Idaho and Western Wyoming and covers hub cities of Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Jackson Hole. With his forecasting experience in the Northern Rockies, Bruin has covered wildfires, extreme heat waves, hurricane-force winds, flash flooding, severe thunderstorms, heavy...

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Stu Ostro

Stu Ostro

Senior Director of Weather Communications, Senior Meteorologist

More than 30 years ago while attending Penn State, Stu began delivering weather forecasts to the public, via radio stations served by the university's Campus Weather Service. Upon receiving his B.S. in Meteorology, his professional career began at Accu-Weather as a Forecaster, then a Senior Forecaster. His responsibilities included delivering weather forecasts on radio stations, as well as providing predictions to clients in the television, utility, and ski industries. Since 1989 Stu has been with The...

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Melody Smalls

Melody Smalls

Chief Human Resources and Compliance Officer

Melody Smalls serves as chief human resources and compliance officer for The Weather Channel television network where she leads all development and execution of human resource strategies while maximizing organizational performance and attracting and retaining talent. She is also responsible for corporate social responsibility and ensuring sustainability efforts for the network.  Melody joined The Weather Channel television network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.  At Turner, she most recently served...

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