Alan Sealls is Chief Meteorologist at WKRG-TV, seen weekdays on News 5 at 5, News 5 at 6, the CW 55 News at 9, and News 5 at 10. He has three decades of experience in TV. Alan not only holds bachelors and masters degrees in meteorology from Cornell and Florida State, but he also has professional certifications from the AMS (American Meteorological Society) and the NWA (National Weather Association). Alan is a Fellow of the AMS- a distinction held by a small fraction of meteorologists.
Alan Sealls has written and produced 3 dozen weather videos for schools, distributed by Discovery Education throughout North America. Before arriving in Mobile in 1999, Alan was a meteorologist at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Prior to that Alan was a meteorologist for 5 years at Chicago super station WGN-TV. While there, he was a meteorology professor at Columbia College in Chicago.
He teaches weather broadcasting at the University of South Alabama, each spring. From 1988-1992, Alan Sealls was a meteorologist at WTMJ-TV & Radio, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His career started in Albany, Georgia, at WALB-TV.
Alan is a ten-time Emmy winner. He won "Best Weather Anchor" from the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association 3 times. He won a national award from the American Meteorological Society in 2009 for a series on climate change. Since then, he won the best weathercaster in the state award twice, from the Alabama Broadcaster's Association, and he won a best in state award for his documentary retrospective on Hurricane Ivan. In 2017 Reddit.com users voted him "Best Weatherman Ever" during Hurricane Irma, after one of his weather segments went viral on social media. Alan has also received community service awards from People United to Advance the Dream, in 2016, and an image award from the Mobile NAACP, in 2017.
Alan is the 2018 President of the National Weather Association. He has served as both a Councilor and a Board Chair for both the NWA and the AMS. He often is a panelist and presenter for national conventions. Occasionally, Alan writes articles on weather and weather careers. His work and weather photos are used in college textbooks and curricula, as well as in magazines internationally.
A native of Mt. Vernon, NY (suburb of NYC) Alan lives in Mobile with his wife, a broadcast engineer. Alan's hobbies include photography and golf.