Brad joined the 23 News Team in November 2013. He has been a weather nut for as long as he can remember, and knew from an early age that a career in meteorology was for him. After growing up in the bitter cold of the Northwoods of Wisconsin, he attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, graduating with a degree in meteorology in 2010. He later attended the Illinois Center for Broadcasting and graduated with a degree in TV and Radio Broadcasting in 2012.
In addition to his educational background, Brad has many additional experiences relating to weather and broadcasting. After graduating from UW, he participated in a three-week storm chasing class that took him everywhere from Oklahoma to North Dakota to areas closer to home here in the Midwest, including Illinois. This was one of his most exciting weather experiences to date, even seeing his first and only tornado in Nebraska. He experienced much quieter weather while interning at WAOW in Wausau, WI, WKOW in Madison, WI, and at WMAQ in Chicago.
Along with his weather background, Brad also has experience doing play-by-play for local sporting events. In 2012, he served as the voice of Loyola Ramblers women’s volleyball, as well as broadcasting for many Chicago area high school teams and sports with High School Cube.
During his first weekend at WIFR, the Stateline was hit with severe thunderstorms – in November. Since then, Brad has forecasted blizzards, ice storms, snow, and dangerous cold. While most people would shudder at this variety of weather, Brad enjoys the wide variety of conditions of the Stateline.
In his spare time, Brad likes getting out and getting to know the area better. If you have any ideas for him, or any news stories, you can contact him by e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter. You can also catch his forecasts on Saturdays at 6 and 10 PM, and Sundays at 10 PM.