Broadcast Bits: Episode 7
Providing emergency weather information is one of the most important responsibilities a local television station has. There are many different approaches to severe weather seen across the country. Some outlets utilize scroll text at the bottom of your television screen while others using helicopters to chase tornadoes.
I did not have to go too far for my interview this week. Jeff Huffman is the Chief meteorologist of UF Weather for the Division of Media Properties at the University of Florida. Huffman coordinates weather for multiple platforms and also oversees the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network, a public media partnership that broadcasts emergency weather information statewide. He helped coordinate hours of continuous weather coverage on WRUF-TV during Hurricane Irma.