Brian Neudorff Social media savvy broadcast meteorologist

Resume – Broadcast Meteorologist CBM

SUMMARY

Certified meteorologist with over 13 years of broadcasting and forecasting experience ranging from severe Midwestern storms, Great Lakes snows, and Mountain meteorology, enhanced by an increased knowledge of tropical weather through online weather blog.  Proven ability to deliver swift and accurate weather forecasts and information, through processing meteorological data.  Innovative, energetic and personable broadcaster using creative graphics, and an easy to understand style to explain the weather and daily forecasts. A passion for going beyond the camera and incorporating social media and new technology to increase viewer loyalty, participation and as a tool to get important and necessary weather information out promptly.  Successfully developed an online community through use of Twitter, Facebook and blogs and recognized as reliable and accurate resource for conveying critical weather information.  Credentials include:

  • Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society (2011)
  • Seal of Approval, National Weather Association (2009)
  • Bachelor of Science, Synoptic Meteorology, Purdue University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

KMVT-TV (CBS) Twin Falls, Idaho                   2011 – Present

Chief Meteorologist

  • Create, produce and present weather forecast for  5 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm evening newscast.
  • Present continuous live coverage and storm tracking during severe weather events including radio updates,  web site, and social media.
  • Accurately write and record weekday evening weather forecast for local radio station and online weather website.
  • Write a daily weather column for local newspaper the Times-News.
  • Through social and new media interactive with KMVT viewers by providing personalized weather forecasts as well as available for any questions.
  • Developed and maintain original content for station web site, kmvt.com by creating daily forecasts, weather webcasts, weather content and weather blog.
  • Created and implemented Kidcaster, a weekly segment in one of our evening weather broadcasts where local school children can participate in doing the weather live on television.
  • Schedule and perform community outreach through public appearances, school visits and station tours to increase station awareness.

Editor/Blogger Twin Falls, ID                              2004 – Present

NASCAR WX-Man and WX-MAN Musings

  • Create and distribute weekly weather forecasts for all major NASCAR events through Twitter to over 26,000 followers across the country and world, and through Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN & Facebook.
  • Use Twitter and syndicated posts to communicate with NASCAR race officials, personnel, racing teams, media, fans and ticketholders to update, in real-time, weather related issues due to a personal sense of urgency and responsiveness.
  • Requested to provide weather forecasts for NASCAR related websites such as SBNation.com.
  • Provide radio weather foreccast for Performance Racing Network pre-race coverage as well as a weekly morning forecast on Sirius/XM NASCAR channel the Morning Drive.
  • Weather forecasts featured by Pocono Raceway, Watkins Glen International and Atlanta Motor Speedway to update all interested parties in weather conditions that could impact race conditions.
  • Gather and verify factual information for reports on local, national and international weather events through personal weather blog.
  • Forecast and tracked impending tropical storms and hurricanes for blog readers outside of forecast area.
  • Created and manage a national broadcast meteorologists Facebook group allowing over 1000 members a forum to share information not limited to just weather.

WROC-TV (CBS) Rochester, New York                          2008 – 2011

Morning Meteorologist

  • Create, produce and present weather forecast on-air for two hour local morning broadcast, and noon newscast.
  • Present continuous live coverage and storm tracking during severe weather events including radio updates, weather hotline, web site, and social media.
  • Accurately write and record weekday morning weather forecast for local radio station, weather phone, and online weather webcast.
  • Initiated station’s social media activity by acquiring buy-in from station leadership.  Within 3 years, built a community of nearly 3000 followers on Twitter. Respected as station expert on social media issues.
  • Through social and new media increased viewership of WROC by providing personalized weather forecasts for western New York.
  • Developed and maintain original content for station web site, RochesterHomepage.net by creating daily forecasts, weather webcasts, weather content and weather blog.
  • Schedule and perform community outreach through public appearances, school visits and station tours to increase station awareness.

WJET-TV (ABC)/ WFXP (FOX) Erie, Pennsylvania                       2003 –2007

Weekend Meteorologist / IT/ Web Manager

  • Create, produce and present weather forecast on-air for all weekend newscasts.
  • Present continuous live coverage and storm tracking during severe weather events including radio updates, weather hotline, and web
  • Developed and created unique and original content for YourErie.com resulting in its timely and successful launch Spring, 2007.
  • Recognized as Employee of the Month for work and time spent on launch of YourErie.com
  • Served as key point of contact for all staff on technical issues.  Troubleshot and resolved within Windows OS, Avid iNews and other web-based systems.
  • Created and designed graphics on Accuweather Galileo for all weather shows.
  • Served as fill-in meteorologist for other newscasts when needed.

KFYR-TV NBC Bismarck, North Dakota                                                2001 –2002

Weekend Meteorologist / Reporter / Photographer.

  • Create, produce and present weather forecast on-air for all weekend newscasts.
  • Present continuous live coverage and storm tracking during severe weather
  • Arranged and conducted interviews and wrote content for stories on Environmental and Technical issues increasing breadth of experience.
  • Wrote and edited "Ask the Meteorologist", an on-air segment designed to increase viewership and viewer loyalty.
  • Operated video camera to cover stories which ensured video footage was always available for stories.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Science, Synoptic Meteorology, Purdue University, May 2001

  • Certified Broadcast Meteorologist - #527, American Meteorological Society (2011)
  • Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association (2009)

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Website development (HTML), WordPress, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, social bookmarking
  • Operating Systems: Windows and UNIX

TV STATION COMPUTER SYSTEMS

  • Weather Central: Live & 3DLive
  • Accuweather : SelectWarn Radar and Galileo
  • Barons VIPIR, FasTrac, & Stormwarn
  • Avid iNews (System Operator), DCM, ENPS.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of American Meteorological Society
  • Member of National Weather Association

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Selected local ambassador family for Rochester, NY March of Dimes March for Babies, 2010
  • Selected local ambassador family and EMCEE for Steve Tasker Charity Golf Tournament, 2008-2009
  • Two Time Guest Panelist on Weather Brains, weekly weather podcast