Greg Fishel

Chief meteorologist

Professional Experience:
1981 to present: meteorologist, WRAL-TV; 1980 to 1981: meteorologist, WMDT-TV, Salisbury, Md.; 1979 to 1980: meteorologist, Mesomet, Chicago, Ill.

Awards & Recognition:
1985 American Meteorological Society award for broadcast excellence for reporting a March 1984 tornado; American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for television and radio; member of broadcast board of the American Meteorological Society; chairperson of AMS Broadcast Board Committee to develop 100-question exam for new Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Program; member of Advisory Commissions for North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the state Climate Office of North Carolina; first certified broadcast meteorologist in the United States; recipient of Emmy from Midsouth Region of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for hurricane special in 2000; one of six recipients of Special Award from American Meteorological Society in 2006

News Philosophy:
Content is more important than entertainment

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, 1979, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Penn.

Lancaster, Pa.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
Sports, music (I play the tuba), member of Saint Francis United Methodist Church

Wife, Kathy; sons Brandon and Austin