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College of Sciences

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Nate Johnson


Meteorologist/Executive Producer, WRAL-TV

Jordan Hall 2112



I developed and continue to teach a course in broadcast/media meteorology.  The course is focused on communicating weather and its impacts to non-expert audiences across a range of media, from television and radio to new media such as websites, blogs, and social networks.  My teaching is in addition to my full-time work as a meteorologist and executive producer at WRAL-TV, where I manage a highly successful intern program for students interested in learning more about broadcast meteorology in a top-25 market.

Research Description

My research interests include the communication of weather information — especially weather uncertainty information — to audiences ranging from other experts to non-expert publics, especially with regards to high-impact weather events such as severe storms, hurricanes, and winter weather.


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M.S., Communication, NC State University (2013)
B.S., Computer Science, NC State University (2000)
B.S., Meteorology, NC State University (1999)

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