Meteorologist Brad Nitz
AMS Certified Meteorologist Brad Nitz joined WSB-TV in January 2006. His forecasts can be seen on weekdays on Channel 2 Action News at 5 and whenever severe weather breaks.
Brad has received numerous awards for his work as a meteorologist. Recently, Brad received Emmy nominations for coverage of the historic floods of 2009 in metro Atlanta and for continuing coverage of the downtown Atlanta tornado in 2008.
He also won "Best Weather Reporting" from the Associated Press for his work covering the historic flooding and another "Best Weather Reporting" award for coverage of a metro Atlanta tornado.
In 2009 Brad won the Excellence Award from the Atlanta chapter of the American Meteorological Society for “Outstanding and innovative live team coverage” of severe weather.
Guiding viewers through North Georgia's tornado outbreaks, snow and ice storms, and flooding in recent years rank as career highlights, along with covering hurricanes Katrina and Rita nationwide for NBC News during the historic hurricane season of 2005.
Brad graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Meteorology. He holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society. The CBM is the highest certification a broadcast meteorologist can obtain and replaces the old AMS seal of approval. Click here for more information.
Relatively few meteorologists have completed this rigorous certification and Brad is one of the first 90 meteorologists in the country to do so. This means you can count on Brad to bring you the most accurate and dependable weather forecasts during severe weather or sunshine and everything in between.
Prior to joining WSB-TV, Brad forecasted the weather for NBC News. Brad has worked much of his early career forecasting hurricanes and tornadoes in Florida at stations in Orlando and Jacksonville.
Brad, who has a private pilot license, had the opportunity to fly with the Navy's Blue Angels. He says it was an incredible experience that was a lot of fun and gave him an appreciation for the extraordinary skill and ability of the Navy pilots.
Brad and his wife Aimee, a Roswell native, live in East Cobb with their two daughters.
- Metro Atlanta under wind advisory; threat high for downed trees
- Fall freeze: Warning issued for parts of North Georgia
- Coolest air of the season blows in tonight
- Some metro residents to wake up to temps in the 30s
- Nate upgraded to Category 1 hurricane, takes aim at US Gulf Coast
- Tropical Storm Warning issued for parts of metro Atlanta ahead of Irma
- Three hurricanes now brewing as Irma takes aim at Florida
- Georgia FEMA office says it's ready for Irma
- Rain from Harvey reaching Georgia; up to 3 inches possible
- Thousands stranded in rising floodwaters as more rain pours down in Texas
- Hurricane Harvey could bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Texas
- Man sets world record for seeing most total solar eclipses
- Balloons will offer unique view of eclipse from 20 miles in air
- Robots and drones: Are they the future of Georgia farming?
- Showers, storms to move out of metro
- Isolated showers will dwindle throughout the evening
- Showers clear out Tuesday night
- Warm with a chance for few isolated showers early Friday evening
- Mostly cloudy, temperatures in lower 70s early Thursday evening
- Clouds increase ahead of rain early Friday evening
- Mostly clear, lots of sunshine early Thursday evening
- Rain moves east, cold front pushes through early Wednesday evening
- Mostly cloudy, isolated showers possible early Tuesday evening
- Mostly sunny, temperatures in lower 50s early Monday evening
- Mostly sunny, chilly early Friday evening
- Mostly sunny, temperatures climb to mid 50s early Wednesday evening
- Sunny, windy early Tuesday evening
- Cloudy, temperatures in upper 50s early Friday evening
- Lots of sunshine, temperatures in 50s early Thursday evening
- Sunny, breezy early Wednesday evening
- Massive earthquake sparked fears of tsunami off Alaska coast
- Lots of sunshine, breezy early Tuesday evening
- Scattered showers move in early Monday evening