Norcross joins FOX Weather
March 14, 2022
FOX Weather, FOX News Media’s free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) weather service, has hired renowned meteorologist Bryan Norcross announced Sharri Berg, president of the service. Norcross will serve as a hurricane specialist and contributor for the FAST channel, effective immediately.
Berg commented: “FOX Weather has attracted the best names in broadcast meteorology, and we’re thrilled to have Bryan join our dedicated team of meteorologists as we head into the 2022 hurricane season. His decades of experience in communicating life-saving information make him an integral part of FOX Weather and our overall mission.”
Norcross added: “I’m thrilled to join old friends and new colleagues at FOX Weather as we build a dynamic new weather service. As always, my focus will be on keeping people safe by providing the best hurricane-forecast information possible when the season ramps up this summer.”
With a career spanning more than five decades, Norcross joins FOX Weather from ABC affiliate WPLG-TV in Miami, Florida where he most recently served as a hurricane specialist. He got his start covering hurricanes in 1969 when Hurricane Camille impacted the Gulf Coast. From there, he went on to become the first weekend weathercaster at CNN when it launched in 1980. After stints at several stations across the country, he spent 25 years in Miami as a meteorologist for WPLG, WTVJ (NBC), and WFOR (CBS). From 1996 to 2008, he served as the CBS News hurricane analyst before working as president and CEO of an emergency management communications organisation known as America’s Emergency Network. In 2010, he joined The Weather Channel as a senior hurricane specialist where he later became the Executive Director of Weather Content and Presentation before leaving in 2018. Notably, he received the Neil Frank Award from the National Hurricane Conference in 2019, which is the highest honour in the hurricane community.
Notably, Norcross was the first to sound the alarm on the severity of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, which would develop into a devastating Category 5 storm. His coverage, which included 23 consecutive hours of live on-air reporting as the hurricane made landfall, earned him several accolades, including an Emmy Award from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as DuPont and Peabody awards. He was also honored with the 1993 David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Communication. Additionally, Norcross was named an expert to the Academic Task Force on Hurricane Catastrophe Insurance by Florida Treasurer Bill Nelson and was tasked by then-Florida Governor Lawton Chiles to advise on changes to the state emergency management system as a member of the committee to evaluate state response.
In 2012, his coverage of Superstorm Sandy provided critical warnings surrounding the magnitude of the storm ahead of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center. Following the event, he was invited to testify before the New York City Council on the threat analysis and communications processes before the storm.
He is the author of My Hurricane Andrew Story and Hurricane Almanac: The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present & Future.