Brian Davis is the weekday meteorologist on WTRF 7 News this Morning and WTRF 7 News at Noon. He brings over 13 years experience to the Ohio Valley.
Brian is a degree certified broadcast meteorologist originally from Florence, Alabama. 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". Mainly for the tornado in it. After graduating high school, he attended Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where in 1996 he received an Applied Science degree in Electronics Communications.
Brian landed his first on-air job at UBN-TV an affiliate of TBN Network in Russellville, AL in 2000. While working at UBN-TV, he went back to school for 3 years and received a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. He graduated with Advanced Standing. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee and in 2008 and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Operational Meteorology. Brian worked with Clear Channel Radio for 4 years as the staff meteorologist in the Tennessee Lawrence-Nashville, TN area.
Brian went back to school in 2010 and took a year of the Masters Degree Program in Applied Meteorology. Brian has also worked in Huntsville, AL and Joplin, MO. He worked at WAAY-TV ABC 31 in 2010 as a freelance meteorologist and KOAM-TV CBS 7 and FOX 14 in 2011 as the Weekend Meteorologist. While working with KOAM-TV he covered the EF5 tornado that occurred on May 22, 2011 using social media outlets and U-streaming. 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 technology saved lives in Joplin and how it can be used effectively.
Brian also covered several other tornadoes including the EF3 tornado in Haleyville, AL in 2003 and in the tornado in West Alabama on April 27, 2011.The tornado in West Alabama he reported out in the field showing the damage that occurred from the tornado. He also reported the after effects and damage in the field for the Joplin, MO tornado that was on May 22, 2011.
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 Networks throughout the whole state of Tennessee. He was also the assistant News Director in the 80's of WSMV-TV. He was the owner of Capital Media Networks too. 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 and is proud to call The Ohio Valley his home.