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Robin Reed

Published On: May 14 2013 01:07:09 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 30 2015 12:46:05 PM EDT

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WDBJ7 First Alert Weather Chief Meteorologist Robin Reed

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Robin has been chief meteorologist at WDBJ7 since March of 1982.  His path to meteorology began with a passion for baseball but a major league career was not to be.  Sports reporting was the logical extension but when the opportunity to present weather came along, Robin knew he had found a career.  His degree from James Madison University did not include meteorology so he began an extended period of distance learning, including stints at Penn State, Ball State, Mississippi State, Portland State, Lyndon State and the USDA Graduate School.

Viewers are often impressed by Robin's professional on-air presentation, but what they don't always see is his dedication to area education issues. Robin is often on the road speaking to children about weather and environmental issues. He talks up math and science education everywhere he goes and has become one of the most sought-after speakers in our area.

Outside of WDBJ7, he's active in the American Meteorological Society most recently helping develop the continuing education requirements for AMS broadcasters.  He holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation.  Robin and his wife Teresa live in Botetourt County with their basset hound Magnolia Mae.