“I was wondering about the experts on the Weather Channel; they are often referred to as doctor. I was wondering what kind of doctorate degrees they have.” The Newton Falls Public Library staff enjoys investigating such questions for our patrons.
The simplest way for our staff member to find this information was to go directly to the Weather Channel’s website, www.weather.com. Their page, Our Meteorologists & Personalities, shows 34 individuals. Looking at their credentials, most have bachelor’s degrees in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science. Dr. Greg Forbes is their severe weather expert. The website does not say for what is doctorate was earned, but from the following information given: “B.S. in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University, M.S. and Ph.D., University of Chicago. Studied under Dr. T. Theodore Fujita [a severe weather expert],” one thinks it may also be meteorology.