Chad is News 18’s chief meteorologist. Get more details about the weather forecast on Chad’s Blog or get gardening tips from Chad at Chad’s Garden.
Where did you grow up?
Odon, Indiana (Daviess County)
What college did you attend?
Indiana State University
What was your very first job?
Farming & selling produce in 6th grade
What is your favorite movie?
“Walk the Line.”
What is your favorite dessert?
What type of radio station do you listen to?
Varies a lot. I like Rolling Stones, Augustana, Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, George Strait
What you most like to do in your free time?
I love plants, the outdoors and farming; so gardening and hiking in nature preserves are my favorite things to do.
If you could meet any person, dead or alive, who would it be?
John James Audubon, Tecumseh, James Pollard Espy, Benjamin Franklin (these two are fathers of meteorology in the 18th & 19th centuries), George Strait (seems like a down-home, laid-back guy from Texas that I feel like I can relate to)
Your favorite sport to play?
Your favorite sport to watch?
How much sleep do you need?
A lot. Ten hours makes me feel best
How much sleep do you get?
Usually 8 hours
Has any moment in television / reporting history influenced you?
Drought of 1988
Which holiday do you get into the most?
What did your first day in weather / TV teach you about the business?
Go with your own analysis and gut when forecasting the weather. I’d rather be wrong with my own work and learn from it, then copy others be right.
Your most memorable moment at WLFI?
Having a severe weather outbreak two days into the new job.
Saying or motto you live by:
“Treat Others How You Want to Be Treated”