Weather Anchor/Producer Position
The on-air face of the show's weather segment
Click below for tips on making weather graphics
Weather Graphics Tips
- Students in this role use National Weather Service data, creating maps and graphics in Photoshop for current conditions, daily and 5-day forecasts. On occasion, the student might also shoot local VO and/or obtain national VO (CNN footage) for their weather segment as story coverage warrants. The Weather Anchor/Producer contributes to the morning assignment meeting and social media outreach.
- The weather anchor doesn't often read from a script in the teleprompter, instead relying on bullet points, which they use to ad-lib the information.
- When not assigned in this role, the student will get to develop and report news stories for day-of-air programming (news packages, same-day stories)
- Talents include quick comprehension about weather events, ability to ad-lib information effectively, attention to detail, making graphics in Photoshop (typically using pre-built templates)
A note about doing ad-lib:
To ad-lib doesn't mean you make things up. You need to know your topic, know how weather systems behave and also have knowledge about geography so you can point out places on maps.