By Dave Bartkowiak Jr., ClickOnDetroit.com
Paul has been named a Fellow of the Society and has won an Emmy from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences.
The University of Michigan’s atmospheric science department will be releasing this in the department’s next newsletter:
Paul Gross, AOS class of 1983, received two high honors this summer. American Meteorological Society President Roger Wakimoto recently informed Paul that he has been named a Fellow of the Society. Only a handful of broadcast meteorologists have been honored with Fellow status in the AMS. Paul is a former chair of the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology and the AMS Committee on the Station Scientist, and has worked as a meteorologist at Detroit’s NBC affiliated television station, WDIV-TV, since 1983. He is also one of very few broadcast meteorologists who not only has earned the AMS’ Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation, but also the Certified Consulting Meteorologist designation. Paul is highly regarded internationally for his work, and is also considered one of the leaders in communicating the truth about climate change. Being named AMS Fellow comes just one month after Paul was honored with an Emmy from the Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. He was recognized for all of the extra science and environmental information he puts into his weathercasts. This is Paul’s eighth career Emmy, among fourteen total Emmy nominations.
“This was a real stunner,” Paul said about the honors. “A total surprise. I had no idea I had even been considered until I received the e-mail from the President of the American Meteorological Society. It still hasn’t sunk in yet. When looking at the list of AMS Fellows, I can’t even begin to describe the feeling of being mentioned in the same sentence as the meteorologists on that list. Some of those men and women are people I have looked up to my entire career, while others are people I only know through their work and contributions to the advancement of our science. This is such a significant, and yet humbling, honor.”
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