Chad Crilley has been reporting on the weather since he was 3 years old. I've been mentoring him for the last 5 years, and now that he's 16, I'm a little nervous that he just might take my job soon!! He's still a kid, but he knows more than most meteorologists I know! The kid is good! He knows his stuff & has a great passion to share it with everyone he encounters. He's already experienced a great deal of extreme weather. Remember the Joplin tornado? Well...he was there...right in the middle of the action!
In the past, I would have him come into the station to practice on the green screen. Then gradually, I would record him doing little clips that we'd use at a later time. But now he's doing the weather live on tv! He's the one to watch!