The National Weather Association named Amy Sweezey its annual Broadcaster of the Year. “The award may represent one year but Amy puts in the effort to elevate broadcast meteorology and humanity all years,” said Alan Sealls, NWA president.
The National Weather Association has named WESH meteorologistAmy Sweezey its Broadcaster of the Year. WESH is Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Orlando, Fla.
The National Weather Association is a member-led, nonprofit, professional association supporting and promoting excellence in operational meteorology and related activities since 1975.
The award is given annually to a member in broadcast media whose activities have significantly contributed to the development and presentation of weather information to the public service.
“One of the best parts of my position as NWA President is recognizing those in our field who go above and beyond,” said Alan Sealls, NWA president. “For all the years I’ve known Amy, it’s clear that she’s deserving of the NWA Broadcaster of the Year Award, for her dedication to her craft, the public, science education and young people. The award may represent one year but Amy puts in the effort to elevate broadcast meteorology and humanity all years.”
“There are so many talented and deserving meteorologists throughout the country, so to be recognized as the NWA Broadcaster of the Year is a real honor,” said Sweezey. “I’m grateful and humbled and will continue to do my best to live up to this top distinction.”
Sweezey has been forecasting Central Florida weather at WESH since 2002 and been a broadcast meteorologist for more than 20 years. She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago before continuing her meteorological studies at Mississippi State University.
A mother of three, she is the author of two children’s books on weather, It Never, Ever Snows in Florida and Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes.
Sweezey has made numerous appearances speaking to groups of children throughout Central Florida about weather.