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Press Release

December 4, 2018

The Weather Channel’s Mike Chesterfield Named to Cablefax’s 2018 People to Watch List

Today, Cablefax announced its 2018 People to Watch list recognizing the next generation of cable, media and broadband leaders helping to drive the industry toward innovation and greatness amid rapid change. Mike Chesterfield, Director of Weather Presentation and Executive Producer, Weather Geeks, at The Weather Channel, has been honored among the 38 people named to the list this year.

The 2018 People to Watch list is carefully curated by Cablefax, who looks for the rising talent that will become the C-level stars of tomorrow in various fields such as PR/marketing, digital, social, technology, HR, finance, legal, regulatory and beyond, and demonstrate innovative thinking, extraordinary work ethic, passion and drive in their field of work.

As Director of Weather Presentation at The Weather Channel, Mike oversees the network’s day-to-day portrayal of weather forecasts and its world-renowned storm coverage and serves as a Co-Creator and Executive Producer for the network’s podcast, Weather Geeks. He also leads the charge in implementing the network’s latest Immersive Mixed Reality (IMR) technology into weather presentations - such as the viral storm surge and wildfire segments that aired on the network. Since debuting the new IMR technology in June 2018, Mike has been instrumental in developing captivating segments by taking data and turning it into tangible information for viewers through immersive, multi-reality technology and creative storytelling that goes beyond a typical forecast.

“We’re proud that Cablefax recognized Mike Chesterfield as one of their 2018 People to Watch. Mike has played an instrumental role in shaping the way we educate and inform viewers on severe weather events through our IMR technology, and we look forward to bringing his innovative thinking to life in our future segments,” said George Callard, president, The Weather Channel television network.

The full list of Cablefax’s 2018 People to Watch can be found here: http://www.cablefax.com/event/cablefax-people-2018#honorees

Chesterfield and the rest of the 2018 honorees will be recognized today at Cablefax’s People to Watch luncheon in New York City, which will kick off with mentoring roundtables with senior leaders in the industry, followed by an awards presentation.


About The Weather Channel

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. For more information visit weathergroup.com