George Graphos: Dancer by day; Weather by Night!

Note from tech dept: Sorry about the sideways video; still trying to figure all this technology out 🙂

And now back to George…….

How did George Graphos get involved with weather reporting? Quite “by accident.” Sailing on a 47-foot sailboat from the tropical Atlantic back to the United States, George happened to look up and notice the weather. Those few months spent at sea, relying on the weather for survival, sparked George’s interest in meteorology. When he finally reached land he felt ready to eagerly pursue a new major at a new school.

During his first college experience, George earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geography, history, and art at Northern Michigan University. After stepping off that sailboat, however, George returned to college for further educational training, attending the University of Texas, Dallas, where he pursued a geoscience graduate course of study in the interdisciplinary program of oceanography and meteorology.

George entered broadcast news by working as an on-air meteorologist for WLUC-TV in Marquette, Michigan, then at KPNX-TV and KOY-AM, both located in Phoenix, Arizona. He finally arrived at WBAY-TV in 1985. Since his arrival, George has faithfully informed Northeast Wisconsin viewers about their local weather by serving as Channel 2’s chief meteorologist.

A member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, George devotes himself to his profession, yet he cares about his community as well. His involvement with area activities have included work for the Arthritis Foundation and the Cerebral Palsy telethon as well as the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

George also has “too many hobbies and not enough time!” In his rare moments of freedom, he likes drawing, painting with watercolors, and woodworking. He also enjoys spending time on the tennis court, and loves racing– especially cars and sailboats. You’ll always find him at Elkhart Lake’s Road America during the summer months. He’s passionate about his racing not just as fan but he’s now living out a lifelong dream by actually racing at that world famous circuit. Another one of his biggest passions is travel, because the Graphos’s make it a family event!

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