North Carolina-Greg Fishel-September 4

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-September 4

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

For us that live in North Carolina the past couple of days the news has been dominated by Hurricane Hermine. I usually watch the news and weather on WRAL-TV out of Raleigh, NC.

Weather being delivered by WRAL’s Greg Fishel.

Hermine WRAL

The weather forecasts are often delivered each night at 6PM by Greg Fishel. He has been at WRAL since 1981, and became the station’s chief meteorologist in 1989. He is famous for his puns and sometimes scientific explanations of weather patterns.

He was born in Lancaster, PA and attended Penn State University. I did not realize he was the nation’s first certified broadcast meteorologist in the United States. What you often don’t get on the air is that he also plays the tuba. He has been spotted at NC State Fair playing the tuba in recent years.

Photo below is of him playing with Athens Drive HS Band at PNC Arena.

tuba greg fishel

Good article on Greg Fishel and his changing views on global warming.






One comment

  1. Interesting! I knew he was the first meteorologist at WRAL, but I also didn’t know he was the first one certified in thenation! Very cool! I grew up watching him and Bob Debardelaben before him…

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