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WSB-TV Channel 2 announces Brad Nitz as new chief meteorologist

ATLANTA — Ray Carter, Vice President and General Manager of WSB-TV Channel 2 announced the promotion of Brad Nitz to Chief Meteorologist and leader of Severe Weather Team 2.

“There was never a question about who WSB-TV’s next Chief Meteorologist would be,” said Carter. “Brad brings years of experience guiding Georgians through countless severe weather situations. His commitment to covering North Georgia’s weather is second to none and so many people count on his forecasting expertise, accuracy, and technical knowledge to keep their families safe. We are excited to watch Brad continue to serve the community in this important role for years to come.”

“For 17 years, I’ve been covering severe weather in metro Atlanta and North Georgia,” said Nitz. “I’m grateful for the trust our viewers have put in me over those years, and I will continue to earn that trust every day. In my role as Chief Meteorologist, I look forward to leading Severe Weather Team 2 with a commitment to providing the best, earliest, and most accurate weather information for local communities. Our coverage will be focused on keeping viewers and their families safe when storms threaten and informed with details to help people plan their days when the weather is clear and quiet.”

Nitz is a 30-year member of the American Meteorological Society. He is also a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) by the same organization. CBM is the highest certification a broadcast meteorologist can obtain. Nitz was one of the first meteorologists in the country to complete this rigorous certification.

“Brad is an excellent meteorologist and amazing leader who has earned the respect of the entire team at Channel 2 Action News,” said News Director Suzanne Nadell. “I could not imagine a better person to lead Severe Weather Team 2. His knowledge of Georgia’s constantly changing climate combined with his ability to collaborate with Meteorologists Brian Monahan, Eboni Deon, Jennifer Lopez, and the entire news team is what makes him the perfect choice to be our next Chief Meteorologist.”

Nitz graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Meteorology. Prior to joining WSB-TV Channel 2, he worked as a meteorologist for NBC News. Earlier in his career Nitz worked at stations in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida forecasting hurricanes and tornadoes.

WHO: Chief Meteorologist Brad Nitz

WHAT: Chief Meteorologist at WSB-TV Channel 2

WHEN: Starting November 23, 2022

WHERE: WSB-TV | Channel 2

About Channel 2 WSB-TV WSB-TV Channel 2 has been serving the people of North Georgia for nearly 75 years. The powerhouse #1 ABC affiliate was the first in the southeast to hire an African American anchor and has been trailblazer when it comes to covering some of the biggest moments in Georgia and around the world. From the civil rights movement to the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, 9/11 to the major snowstorm that shutdown Atlanta and its suburbs. Every big story breaks on Channel 2 Action News and every day more people turn to our linear, digital and free WSB Now streaming platform for impactful storytelling that impacts communities. The station also airs BOUNCE on its digital sub-channel 2.2, and DABL on 2.3.

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