Ed's obsession with weather began when he was in 3rd grade, not by an exciting weather event, but a VHS tape called the 'Enemy Wind' produced by The Weather Channel back in 1992. It was about tornadoes. Kind of a boring story. His interest in weather only increased after going through the Blizzard of 1996, the PA tornado outbreaks of 1998, Hurricane Isabel, and the Blizzard of 2003.
He’s also a local guy from the lower Susquehanna Valley. He graduated from Dallastown Area High School and got his degree in Atmospheric Science across the river at Millersville University. He was a lead forecaster there for several years and interned at WGAL in the summer of 2008. Shortly before graduating, Ed landed his first broadcasting gig in Fargo, ND. You have to start somewhere! He's worked at several stations since and taught high school math and science on the side.
Ed most recently worked in the heart of the Midwest as a broadcast meteorologist for WSBT in South Bend, IN. While there, he forecasted and covered major lake effect snow events to severe weather outbreaks. He played a major role in helping his station win 1st place in the Indiana Associated Press category for Best Spot News Reporting when he covered destructive tornadoes that ripped across the Hoosier state during the summer of 2016.
Besides being a weather geek, Ed loves to cook! He loves Italian (surprise)! His favorite thing to eat is Maryland Blue Crab which is next to impossible to find in the Midwest! Another passion of Eds is surfing. He grew up surfing the Jersey Shore where his family has a summer home in Stone Harbor, NJ. While Ed lived and worked in the Midwest/Great Lakes region, he often surfed Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. Believe it or not, the Great Lakes have a building freshwater surfing community and many surfers follow him for his forecasts!
Being a surfer, Ed has become very involved in water safety education. Swimming conditions are often dangerous when the water is good for surfing. He is a huge advocate in spreading awareness on water survival skills along with educating people on dangerous currents. Ed has done numerous special reports on the dangers of the Great Lakes to your own backyard pool.