Alan Winfield, Meteorologist
When Bay News 9 launched in September 1997, Meteorologist Alan Winfield helped bring the Tampa Bay area a brand new way of looking at Florida's weather with Weather on the Nines. Today, Bay area residents still count on Weather on the Nines for accurate, dependable weather information.
Alan's career has taken him across the country, and to some of America's most volatile weather spots. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in meteorology from Penn State University, as well as a master's from the University of Oklahoma, Alan began his television career in Tornado Alley, at KJRH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Tulsa, Okla. From there, he headed to Richmond, Va., to give residents their weather forecasts at WTVR-TV. Then it was on to the rainy Pacific Northwest, at Seattle's KSTW-TV, before deciding to watch the often unpredictable skies here in West Central Florida as the leader of Bay News 9's team of meteorologists.
Alan holds the seal of the American Meteorological Society. He is happily married with one son. From his days spent in the Midwest, Alan enjoys storm chasing and camping, and is active in his church and in the Bay area community.
In April 2006, Alan decided to take a position in his church. However, he will still be available to Bay News 9 during tropical storm and hurricane coverage.
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