In the weather world forecasting in one area for more then a 10 yr time frame is a very hard thing to do. When i moved into sw va 4 yrs ago i looked for the station to work with with storm data with the very best and most giving to the public. I found this in WDBJ7 in roanoke. There Chief Meteorologist Robin Reed Today Celebrates 30years with WDBJ . A great sucess for a great meteorologist . His passion for weather and leadership for his team has not waviered. He has the Most decorated team in the roanoke valley. i will continuously help give severe weather data and snow amounts to robin as he is a stand up person and a great meteorologist.
Robin has been chief meteorologist at WDBJ 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 USDAGraduate 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 WDBJ 7, 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