Drew Anderson

Published 02/06 2013 08:35AM

Updated 07/23 2015 01:12AM

Meteorologist Drew Anderson has your updated forecast Friday and Saturday nights on Eyewitness News.
You’ll also catch Drew’s forecasts from the rooftop, the street, or even the Pocono Raceway!  From time to time, he’ll produce and guest host our lifestyles talk show, PA Live!
In the background of each forecast, you’ll see Drew showcase a local town.  He has photographed local landmarks—by the hundreds!  This tradition started at WGAL in Lancaster.
For years, Drew served as WGAL’s noon and weekend morning meteorologist.  In times of severe weather, he’d report live from across the Susquehanna Valley.
Across the Susquehanna River at FOX 43 WPMT in York, Drew brought interactive reports to the morning show.  He still helps the weather team as a fill-in meteorologist.
Up the River in Harrisburg, Drew spent some time at WHP CBS21 doing weather, traffic, and news reporting.
Farther north, Drew did morning and weekend weather on two Vermont stations.  Canadians in the Montreal area could watch those stations, so he put six years of foreign language study to the test: he spoke one forecast in French.
He has also put his severe weather knowledge to the test.  Drew had an unforgettable storm chasing experience in the Midwest and worked for a NBC in Tornado Alley.  
He has lead non-stop coverage of tornado warnings at several stations, including WUTR in New York.  
Closer to home, Drew brought evening forecasts to all of Pennsylvania on The Pennsylvania Cable Network's "Weather World.”  
On C-NET, access TV for Centre County, he anchored in studio and reported from across Pennsylvania, including from Punxsutawney on Groundhog Day.
For a year, he did research for The Pennsylvania State Climate Office.  For a summer, he interned at CBS3 in Philadelphia.  He also interned at WGAL.
Drew “hails” from Chester County, and he graduated from Penn State with laureate distinction.
It took him only three and a half years to earn all the credits needed for his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, minor in communications, and minor information science. 
At Penn State, he held many titles including program director of the University's film channel, mathematics teaching assistant, and weather camp counselor.
Drew gained national attention from a live forecast on ESPN's College GameDay and live report on The Weather Channel.    
Besides TV, Drew had a weekend music show at T102 in Pottsville, voiced an afternoon classic rock show on WKPS in State College, did production work at WBUS in State College, and gave live forecasts on WMGK in Philadelphia.  Many central and eastern Pennsylvania radio stations have aired his forecasts, too.
Several newspapers in northeastern Pennsylvania have published his weekly weather articles and so has FOX Weather.
As a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, Drew attended conferences across the country to keep current on the latest meteorological findings.
The National Weather Service certified him in severe weather spotting, and he has received several awards in meteorology, including one from AccuWeather.
Drew has the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society.
In the community, Drew has taught Boy and Girl Scouts about weather, visited schools for career days, brought experiments to science classes, and lectured students about weather at Elizabethtown College, the Harrisburg Area Community College in Lancaster, Penn State York, and Penn State University Park. 
For a semester, he taught his own introductory meteorology class at the Harrisburg Area Community College in Lebanon, and he current teaches introductory meteorology at Penn State's Brandywine campus.
Having judged food competitions, including one sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, Drew has a knack for identifying the secret spice in any dish. 
He also has a knack for finding travel deals.  He has visited all fifty states—twice, and he has visited parts of every continent but Antarctica.
Get some of Drew's money-saving travel tips here.

Drew had a small role in a low-budget vampire movie, served as an extra in a Bollywood movie, and held a world record for an hour.
 
You can keep in touch with Drew on FacebookTwitter, or by email at danderson@pahomepage.com.

 

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