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Fishel receives national honor

Posted September 20, 2013

Greg Fishel

WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel has been elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society – one of the organization's highest honors.

Fellowship in the AMS is given to fewer than two-tenths of 1 percent of all AMS members every year, according to WRAL meteorologist/executive producer Nate Johnson. 

The honor recognizes "outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related … sciences or their applications during a substantial period of years," according to AMS.

"This is a testament to the kind of scientific leadership Greg exhibits both in our weather center and in the nationwide community of meteorologists and weather enthusiasts," Johnson said.

Fishel has been a meteorologist at WRAL for more than 30 years and was the first certified broadcast meteorologist in the U.S. He received his Bachelor of Science in meteorology in 1979 from Pennsylvania State University.


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  • robobdogs2 Sep 23, 2013

    Many years in NY and a few other major cities, but Greg is simply....the best!

  • moppie Sep 23, 2013

    Congrats, Fish! Well deserved :)

  • 426X3 Sep 23, 2013

    Even though these tv stations try to out do each other with all the fancy weather technology, I think Greg actually knows what he is talking about. Congrats.

  • jpittard2 Sep 22, 2013

    Congratulations, Greg! My family has depended upon you through the Red Springs tornados, Hurricane Fran and even the Raleigh tornados when 5 members of my family were trying to get into Raleigh as my husband was being named the State president of the Sons of the American Revolution. Watching you and Mike Maze as I talked to each of them on phones as they were listening to WRAL on the radio! They all made it safely. Right after my husband was installed, he asked "Did you hear something about tornados in Raleigh today?" Best wishes! Please don't think of retiring, we need you! When my grandchildren ask me about the weather for this or that, I always ask "What did Greg Fishel say!" Say "Hi" to your wife for me! We used to judge gymnastics together.

  • Countrylawyer Sep 22, 2013

    We moved from Raleigh to the coast in 2000 and we still look for Greg when we come back to our doctors a couple of times a year. Great going and congratulations.
    Richard & Helen Shannon

  • Michellex4 Sep 21, 2013

    I was just a teenager when Greg started all those years ago and well remember his first year. I moved away from NC until 2008 and, when I moved back, it was always Greg Fishel that I wanted to see forecasting the weather because I knew how knowledgeable and professional he was. Our family send our congratulations to him on this accomplishment and for a job well done for over 30 years!!!

  • mcorson2 Sep 21, 2013

    congrats Greg! well deserved! thanks for looking out for us always!

  • mbsheisey Sep 21, 2013

    I easily found that story about that heroic dog who warned the parents about the abusive babysitter. As Dean Koontz stated in his delightful book about his golden retriever Trixie, *A Big Little Life,* dogs *know!*

  • mbsheisey Sep 21, 2013

    If anybody deserves it, it's the Fish!!!

  • JFTGoldie Sep 20, 2013

    I do not see the "link" now but here WAS their web address:




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