Bill Walsh - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bill Walsh

Chief Meteorologist

Professional Experience:

Director of Meteorology and Chief Meteorologist WCSC-TV 5
Chief Meteorologist, Apex Broadcast Group
6 years as Chief Meteorologist at WCIV
2 years staff meteorologist, WLNE-TV6, Providence, RI
1 1/2 years as staff meteorologist , Rollins New England Cable NEWSVISION 2
United States Air Force Reserve – Chief Public Affairs, 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB

Awards/Recognition:

2 time Emmy Award Winner
3 time Telly Award Winner
Associated Press Best Weathercaster
US Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
US Air Force Air Force Commendation Medal
US Air Force Air Force Achievement Medal
US Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Education:

Masters Degree in Military Operational Art and Science / National Security Studies from the United States Air Force Air University, Dec. 2010

Emerson College in Boston, MA and Lyndon State College, BS, double major in Mass Communications and Meteorology

American Meteorological Society Certification and Seal of Approval

National Weather Association Certification and Seal of Approval

Currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences

Community Involvement:

U.S. Air Force Reserve

Rank: Lt. Colonel, 315th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB SC

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Executive Board Member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Live 5 Weather Class in the schools, Project Impact (Community Hurricane Planning), Veteran's Hospital, Datastreme Teacher Educational Project, Kids' Fair, Civil Air Patrol, US Naval Reserve

Family:
Wife, Janet, and 2 Children, Amy and Frank

Favorite Books and Movies
Book:
"Executive Orders" by Tom Clancy

Movies:
"Midway," "The Firm," "Midnight Run," "Strategic Air Command"

Likes Best About Lowcountry:
The people and the mild weather.

Most Interesting Assignment:
Hurricane Hugo, hurricanes in general, Naval deployment to Bulgaria, News assignment to South America, Israel and Italy. Air Force deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Email Bill at bwalsh@live5news.com

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