ATLANTA (Aug. 12, 2010) - The Weather Channel® (TWC) today announced that Bryan Norcross has joined as its new on-camera hurricane specialist for the season. Norcross will work closely with the network's hurricane expert Dr. Rick Knabb to help provide continuous in-depth tropical coverage and analyses during hurricane season.
Previously, Norcross served as a hurricane analyst for CBS and as chief meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in Miami, FL. Prior to that, he was chief meteorologist at WTVJ in Miami, where he led award-winning coverage of Hurricane Andrew. In recognition for his work on forecasting and covering Hurricane Andrew, Norcross received the 1993 David Brinkley award for excellence in communication and was honored with an Emmy Award from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Association of Arts and Sciences. He also led the team that won DuPont and Peabody Awards, the highest awards given in broadcasting.
Norcross holds a bachelor's degree in math and physics and a master's degree in meteorology and communications from Florida State University. In addition, Norcross received an honorary doctorate degree of public service from Florida International University. Upon receiving his master's degree, Norcross became the first weekend weathercaster on CNN and has been a prominent figure on national newscasts for hurricane coverage over the years.
Norcross has authored many works that cover hurricane history, science and preparedness including "Hurricane Almanac 2006 - The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present, and Future" and the follow-up edition published in 2007, "Hurricane Almanac." He is currently president/CEO and founder of America's Emergency Network, a private company he formed with Max Mayfield, former director of the National Hurricane Center, to build the first robust and affordable communications system to connect emergency management centers and other agencies with the public.
About The Weather Channel Companies
The Weather Channel companies (TWCC) are made up of The Weather Channel® television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and WSI. The Weather Channel is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The most popular source of weather news and information, TWCC properties reach 60 million monthly Web consumers (weather.com and Desktop) and 32 million monthly mobile users (mobile Web and applications) and offers the second most popular mobile app on all smartphones. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit www.weather.com/press.