Ryan Michaels

800 Pinehurst Cir, Apartment 816 ♦ Panama City Beach, FL 32407

ryan.michaels.wx@gmail.com   ♦ (941)350 3086

Objective:  Through determination, dedication to the job at hand, and astute skills in meteorology, I will earn your viewer’s trust as your number one forecaster.


¨    Experience in forecasting for the Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast weather

¨       Highly competitive, self-motivated, and goal oriented

¨       Desire and ability to own the weather market in your area   


Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

Experience  (Current to Past)

Morning Meteorologist WJHG & WECP (December 14th, 2014 - Present)

   WJHG News Channel 7, NBC & WECP Local News 18, CBS - Panama City Beach, FL

     -   Expert in WSI Graphics

     -   Well versed in Weather Central Fusion graphics

     -   Gained highest ratings in News Channel 7 Today's history, February Sweeps 2015(Nielsen)

     -   Rated #1 Morning Newscast, February Sweeps 2015(Nielsen)

Morning Meteorologist & Reporter (November 8th, 2012-November 20th, 2014)

Weekend Meteorologist & Weekday Reporter (January 5th, 2011-November 8th, 2012)

WJFW Newswatch12, NBC  - Rhinelander, WI

¨       Performed live weathercasts

        ¨       Created aesthetic and informative weather shows

       o        Extensive knowledge in Cinema Live HD AccuWeather graphics

o        Familiarity with Weather Central and WSI graphics

¨       Generated accurate forecasts quickly

¨       Alerted public to severe weather through live cut-ins

¨       Informed viewers with various forms of social media

o        Maintained website by updating daily weather discussions, statistics, and webcasts

o        Kept the public up to date with up to the minute weather related information through Facebook

¨       Carried out live and recorded weather radio updates

o  Provided weather radio forecasts for NRG(7 local radio stations)

o  Experienced with Adobe Auditioner and file sharing programs

¨       Upheld weather relations with the local National Weather Service through chat services

¨      Established rapport with local population through a network of observers

¨       Acquired one man band reporting skills

o        Shot, edited, and wrote daily stories while maintaining deadlines

o        Set up interviews with informed individuals who provided the best argument

o        Found human interest stories and translated national stories to a local level

¨       Exhibited stories through creative camera shots and editing

o        Expertise in Pinnacle and EDIUS editing programs

o        Proficient with EZ News production software

        ¨    Held title of Equipment Manager

Weekend Meteorologist  (January 5th, 2011-November 8th, 2012)

WVII, ABC & WFVX, FOX   Bangor, ME

¨       Aided populace with accurate and up to date Hurricane Irene Coverage


¨       Number 1 in market 134 on weekends among women viewers(2012, Nielsen)

¨       Placed 3rd in the Florida State Meteorology Forecasting Competition 2008

¨       Participated in public events

          o   Won the Nicolet Media Iron Chef Showdown

     o     Performed School Talks




John Quarderer, News Director WJFW

                jquarderer@wjfw.com  (715)365-8812 ext319

Matt Benz, Chief Meteorologist WJFW

                 mbenz@wjfw.com  (715)365-8812 ext333

 Heather Schallock, Former News Director WJFW

                heatherschallock@yahoo.com  (715)493-3737

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