Mid-Florida ACP Chapter January Meeting
Topic: Spectrum News 13 Weather
Speaker: Maureen McCann, Spectrum News 13 Morning Meterologist
Date: Thursday January 17, 2019, 11:30 AM till 1:30 PM
Location: HD Supply 501 W Church ST, Orlando FL 32805
Lunch Provided By: ACP Chapter
Maureen McCann knew she wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist since the age of 4 when Hurricane Gloria blew through her New England hometown. So, it's fitting that Maureen has landed in Florida, since it was a hurricane that sparked her interest in weather in the first place. Maureen is currently the weekday morning meteorologist at News 13 in Orlando, the 24-hour station serving Central Florida.
Her TV career has taken her around the country to experience a wide range of weather patterns starting in Bangor, Maine, followed by stations in Syracuse, NY, Austin TX, and Denver, CO. It was in Denver that her storm chase adventures with the late Tim Samaras and his research group TWISTEX transformed into a special which was honored with an Emmy Award and a Colorado Broadcasters Association award.
An active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), Maureen holds both the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and Certified Consulting Meteorologist seals. She serves as the AMS Commissioner on Professional Affairs, overseeing the society's certification programs. The National Weather Association has also awarded her with their Television Seal of Approval.
Originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, Maureen graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Science program at University of Central Florida focusing on geographic information systems and emergency management.
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