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Glenn JohnsonChief Meteorologist

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Glenn Johnson was hired by 13WHAM...twice: the first time in January 1985 as a college intern, compiling data in the weather office, while studying meteorology at SUNY Brockport; the second time, after graduation, in May 1985, as a part-time meteorologist.

Glenn started as 13 WHAM's weekend meteorologist. After four years of working weekends, he was promoted to 13WHAM News This Morning and 13WHAM News Midday, starting his day at 4:00 AM. "Getting to work by 4:00 in the morning can be a test for anyone's love of the profession," says Glenn. "But it's the enjoyment of forecasting (or trying to forecast) our unique weather which makes the job fun.

There are not too many people who can say their work can change from day to day such as the weather changes. Now Glenn won't have to worry about rising at 4AM; he was promoted once again, upon the retirement of Bill Peterson, to chief meteorologist. He can now be seen on 13WHAM News at Midday, 13WHAM News at 5 and 6 PM.

Glenn is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, and he was awarded their Seal of Approval for television weathercasting. In 2005 Glenn was awarded the SUNY Brockport award for Community Service. In the past, Glenn has been a board member for the Rochester Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury. In addition, he has been a board member for Partners in Community Development and The College at Brockport Alumni Association. He has also served on the advisory board of the Rochester Museum and Science Center for their project "NASA Science and Technology on the Family Calendar".

Glenn has also been an adjunct instructor teaching Weather and Climate at Monroe Community College and has written about weather for the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. Glenn is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Glenn and his wife Eileen have two grown sons and live in Fairport with their dog, Yogi, who also happens to be a huge New York Yankee baseball fan.

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