MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) — Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth has been named Chief Meteorologist of WKRG News 5. The announcement was made today by Jesse Grear, WKRG Vice President and General Manager.
“After an exhaustive nation-wide search, we are fortunate to have Ed join WKRG and lead our team of meteorologists, “said Grear. “He possesses a wealth of knowledge of Gulf Coast weather and tropical storm forecasting.”
Bloodsworth comes to WKRG News 5 from WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. At WFLA, Bloodsworth was the station’s weekend meteorologist and weather producer.
“My fascination with weather began at age 7 when I saw a tornado form a few miles away,” said Bloodsworth. “Being a Florida native, I spent my summers growing up tracking hurricanes. It’s been a privilege working at the number one station in Tampa. I’m thrilled to be able to bring that experience to the Gulf Coast,” he added.
Bloodsworth is an active member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Designation from the AMS. Bloodsworth has worked as a meteorologist/forecaster for television stations in Tallahassee, FL, Augusta, GA, and Topeka, KS.
Bloodsworth’s first day at the station will be September 3, 2019.
About WKRG News 5
WKRG News 5 reaches more than 665,000 television households in the Mobile-Pensacola-Fort Walton Beach television market. It is seen in 4 counties in Northwest Florida, 7 counties in Alabama, and 3 counties in Mississippi.
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