Tim Studebaker has my dream job. He is a weather producer in Boston. Tim graduated from Lyndon State College in 2010 and has worked the morning weather producer spot at WHDH for the past two years. Not many stations have a weather producer, but the lucky ones that do get to work with a front row seat to the biggest local stations in the country. I had the chance to talk to Tim about what it’s like to be a weather producer and what his job is like as a master of weather graphics.
How did you end up as a weather producer in Boston?
After graduation, I continued my ongoing job search. I maintained a membership with a job listing website specific to the broadcasting job market. Like others from my graduating class, I was looking for an on-camera meteorologist position. However, a few months after graduation, I spotted a Weather Producer job in Boston. I hadn’t really thought of the idea of producing before this. Seeing as I am from the Boston area, and was living here again after college, I decided to apply. It seemed like a great opportunity to stay local and work on my broadcasting skills off-camera.
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