I'm excited to be a part of the 4 Warn Weather Team! I'm a true weather geek and getting to tell and teach others about the weather around them is what I was born to do. I'm lucky I get to use television and now WTVY as the medium to do that.
I grew up in Plant City, Florida, near Tampa, the lightning capital of the world. My career path was pretty clear..as a little guy I imitated all the meteorologist I saw on TV. I attended Florida State University and received my B.S. in Meteorology in 2006. My first job was a huge change of scenery, working for KEYC the CBS affiliate in Mankato, Minnesota. I got a little bit of everything there, severe weather, ice storms, beautiful summer days, but mostly snow and cold...lots of snow and cold. After three years, I went back to Tallahassee and the CBS affiliate there, WCTV. I had a great time in the Capital City, but after two and a half years, I feel the Wiregrass is a great place to continue my career.
I'm not JUST a weather geek, sports is my other passion. I'm a Seminole to my core, and rally behind them no matter what sport. I love baseball, football, basketball, hockey and if you can play it with a ball or a stick I'll probably enjoy watching or playing. I've also been told I know too many useless facts, so I guess I'm a trivia buff too.
I love hearing from everyone, whether it's to say hi, or if you have great weather pictures or stories to share. You can send me an e-mail, find me on Facebook (Nate Hopkins Harrington) or on Twitter (@NateHHarrington). I'm here to serve you, and I look forward to every night I get to do it!
|Just The Facts|
|Birthday? May 22, 1983||Hometown?Plant City, FL|
|Alma Mater?Florida State University||Number of kids? none|
|When did you join WTVY? Late August 2012||What's the word that best describes WTVY? Unique|
|What's the best thing in the Wiregrass? The PEOPLE||What scares you?Large Needles|
|What are your hobbies? Watching/Playing Sports, Card Games||If you could only watch one TV program, what would it be? Sportscenter|
|Who is your favorite actor/actress? Tom Hanks||What is your favorite movie?Tommy Boy|
|What toys did you play with as a child? Baseball, bat, and glove|
|As a child, what did you want to be? TV Meteorologist - trust me, or ask my Mom!||Do you embrace technology or run away from it? Huge Embrace|
|Do you text message? Absolutely||What/who's on your iPod?Classic and new rock|
|What or who was your last Google?"The Wiregrass"||Do you have any hidden talents? I make lots of funny voices|
|What's your guilty pleasure? Chicken Wings||Dream Vacation? Touring the seven wonders of the world..|