Someday, Episode #9: Ryan Davidson, Meteorologist
Welcome to Someday, our newest segment on the blog. We’ve been having so much fun interviewing local entrepreneurs, we’re adding a whole new adventure to the mix. We’ve recently started talking to interesting people from around the world to learn about all the different ways to make a living. In the upcoming months, we’ll learn: How to become a Pastry Chef, the best thing about being an Veterinarian and the most challenging thing about being a Racecar Driver. We call it Someday because one day our kids may elect to pursue a career in one of these fields.
In episode #9, we interview Ryan Davidson. Ryan is a Meteorologist and Weather Producer for AMHQ with Sam Champion at The Weather Channel.
Ryan grew up on Long Island where he spent much of his time outside making movies and going to the beach (when it was warm enough). It wasn’t until his 8th grade Earth Science weather unit that he discovered weather wasn’t scary, but rather it was fascinating!
Ryan attended The Pennsylvania State University where he spent 4 years working on a degree in Meteorology. His last day of college Ryan got a call from a small TV station in West Tennessee where he began his career. His weather broadcasting continued a year later as he moved to a larger station in Bismarck, North Dakota. After 3 years of tackling severe summer (and -44 below zero winter!) weather and producing news and weather graphics, Ryan took his life 1,800 miles South to Baton Rouge Louisiana where he traded winter weather for tropical weather.
Ryan worked in Baton Rouge for 3 years forecasting and producing graphics for news and weather before taking the leap to The Weather Channel in Atlanta where he now lives with his family and works as a Weather Producer. Ryan has been recently been designing and building weather graphics for the television network’s flagship morning show.
You can learn more about AMHQ here.
You can learn more about Weather Underground here.
See Ryan explain a weather map here.