Meteorologist Brian Monahan
Having spent most of the last ten years in the southeast, I'm excited to return to the region and live in Atlanta. Working with the incredibly talented people at "the best station in the nation" has been a goal of mine and it's great to be here. Being a true "weather nerd," it's great to be in an area that has such dynamic weather: ranging from severe thunderstorms to winter storms. Most recently, I was the weekday morning meteorologist at WSB's sister station KIRO in Seattle for two years.
I grew up in southern New Jersey, near Philadelphia, and have been interested in weather all of my life. It’s a true passion of mine and, whether at work or not, I find myself always following it. It’s fair to say I am a “weather nerd.” I also had an interest in television growing up – I was the rare 10-year-old kid who wanted to get up at 6 a.m. to watch the news – so it was only natural that I would combine two of my interests and make it a career! I consider myself truly fortunate to be one of those people who is doing what they wanted to do since they were a child.
My interest in meteorology took me to Penn State University, where I earned both a bachelors and masters degree. While in college, I got my start in television at WYOU and WBRE in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA. After school, it was on to Fort Myers, FL, and WINK where I was weekday morning meteorologist for five years before serving as weekend evening meteorologist at WFTV in Orlando for two years. While in Orlando, I was fortunate enough to realize one of my career dreams and had the opportunity to fill in a few times on the weekend editions of Good Morning America.
In addition to weather, I’m also a big sports fan – especially college sports. Over the last few years, I've been to a couple games "Between the Hedges" and it's great to live in an area where college football is king. I’m also interested in fitness and politics. I'm a huge animal lover and have two dogs that keep me pretty busy: a boxer named Bella and a chocolate lab named Jackson.
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