Over the past few weeks, three more Lyndon State alumni have joined the ranks of employed broadcast meteorologist. Having just graduated in May of 2011, Alison Ciaramitaro, Jordan Sherman and Matt DiPirro have all been able to find their first on-air jobs. It was a great class to work with this past year, and I know all three of them are off to very bright starts.
Alison Ciaramitaro has actually been working for several weeks now. She is the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for KMID in Midland, Texas. Its been a record hot summer down there, but she is handling the heat and getting some experience in reporting as well.
Jordan Sherman is now working at KREX in Grand Junction, Colorado. Just like Ally, he’ll be doing weekend weather, and also doing some reporting during the week. Jordan is not the first Lyndon graduate to go through KREX. Sean Parker, class of 2007, got his start there as well.
And Matt DiPirro has just accepted a job at KSWO in Lawton, Oklahoma. He’ll be taking over weekend duties and assisting the chief during the week. The station has a lot of experience handling severe weather, and Matt is certainly up for the challenge.
Congratulations to Ally, Jordan and Matt. Just two years ago, they were starting their first broadcast meteorology classes with me. They all put in a ton of hard work to get where they are, and they each deserve this chance to work as professionals. I know this is just the start of three promising careers and I wish them the best of luck.