Brian Davis is the weekday meteorologist on WTRF 7 News this Morning and WTRF 7 News at Noon. He brings over 14 years experience to the Ohio Valley.
Brian is a degree certified broadcast meteorologist originally from the southeastern U.S. where he grew up in one of the most active weather parts of the nation. He says he has been interested in weather since he was 4 years old. He would look out the window to see what the weather was going to do. He loved the movie "The Wizard of Oz". After graduating with an Electronics Technical Communications Degree, Brian went back to school and earned a bachelors degree with a concentration in operational meteorology and geology from the University of Tennessee. He also graduated from Mississippi State University in Broadcast Meteorology with advanced standing status and continued into the masters program in Applied meteorology.
Brian landed his first TV job in Alabama where he worked for over 10 years tracking severe storms and tornadoes. His past work includes WAAY-TV ABC 31 in Huntsville, Alabama and KOAM-TV CBS 7 and FOX 14 in the Pittsburgh Kansas & Joplin Market. He was at KOAM-TV where he assisted the weather team coverage of the EF5 tornado that occurred on May 22, 2011. One of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.
He was asked by Nick Walker, a board member of the National Weather Association and meteorologist for The Weather Channel to speak at a NWA Conference about how his using social media and new internet streaming technology saved lives in Joplin and how it can be used effectively in addition to TV coverage.
Brian holds the seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association in Broadcast Radio. He is also a member of both of these organizations.
His family is no stranger to broadcasting either, Brian's cousin Don Spain was a long time respected broadcast television producer and host of a show that aired on PBS network affiliates throughout Tennessee. He was also the assistant News Director in the 80's at WSMV-TV. He was the owner of Capital Media Network as well. Brian realized he too wanted to be on-air as a broadcaster instead of behind the scenes.
In his spare time, Brian watches the weather too. He loves it. He also enjoys swimming, the beach and going on cruises.
Brian is thrilled to be working with WTRF CBS/ABC Ohio Valley and is proud to call The Ohio Valley his home.