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Press Release

October 19, 2018

The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore Named Inaugural Honoree for the Weather Hall of Fame

Cantore will be honored alongside two other industry leaders

The Weather Channel television network today announced that veteran meteorologist Jim Cantore will be among the first three honorees inducted into the 2018 Weather Hall of Fame at the National Weather Museum and Science Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

As one of the most recognized faces in weather, Cantore embodies the passion and knowledge of The Weather Channel. He is the weather authority viewers turn to when their forecast turns dire. He has been a guiding voice during every major weather event of the past 30 years, from tornadoes and blizzards packed with thundersnow, to Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Katrina, Irene, Harvey, and most recently Florence and Michael. As The Weather Channel’s storm tracker, Cantore reports tirelessly before, during and after weather events, providing live reports and insights for his network to keep the public safe. When not in the field, he covers the latest forecast and weather news on “AMHQ” every weekday morning.

“We’re thrilled for Jim to be an inaugural honoree for the Weather Hall of Fame,” said George Callard, President of The Weather Channel television network. “He is a true example of someone who is dedicated to his work, and does everything in his power to keep the public out of danger during severe weather events. Jim loves what he does and it’s evident to anyone who watches him on TV.”

“I am incredibly honored to be a part of the Weather Hall of Fame and can’t thank the National Weather Museum and Science Center enough,” said Jim Cantore, on-camera meteorologist at The Weather Channel television network. “It’s rewarding to be recognized and play a part in the immense impact The Weather Channel television network has on the country, particularly in times of severe weather.”

Cantore will be honored alongside Dr. Elbert W. (Joe) Friday, Jr., retired director of the NOAA National Weather Service and Thomas J McNellis Jr., senior manager with Lockheed Martin. The induction will take place on Saturday, October 20th.



Weather Group is the parent company of The Weather Channel television network, Weatherscan, Local Now, and Pattern. For more than 35 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. For eight years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.” With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather - its expertise is unrivaled. Local Now is a streaming service, powered by The Weather Channel and content partners, and delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. With unique technology that transmits localized information to hundreds of markets across the United States, Local Now delivers the same information seen in a 30 to 60 minute local news broadcast segment, on-demand and in a fraction of the time. Pattern is a new platform that delivers mobile-first content directly to Twitter users in a new and innovative way at any day and any time - storm coverage, changing climate, weather science explainers and the coolest, most beautiful places on Earth as created by weather. For more information visit weathergroup.com.