Alan Sealls

Alan Sealls (Image 1)
Alan Sealls (Image 1)

Alan Sealls is Chief Meteorologist at WKRG-TV, most commonly appearing weekdays on News 5 at 5, News 5 at 6, and News 5 at 10.

Alan has over 25 years of experience in TV. He not only holds bachelors and masters degrees in meteorology from Cornell and Florida State, but Alan also has professional certifications from the AMS (American Meteorological Society) and the NWA (National Weather Association). Alan is a Fellow of the AMS — a distinction held by a small fraction of meteorologists, and by only a dozen weather broadcasters in the US.

Alan Sealls has written and produced weather programs for WKRG-TV, as well as 30 weather videos for schools, distributed by Discovery Education throughout North America. Before arriving in Mobile in 1999, Alan was a meteorologist at WMAQ-TV in Chicago. Prior to that Alan was a meteorologist for 5 years at Chicago super station WGN-TV. While there, he was a meteorology professor at Columbia College in Chicago.

He currently teaches weather broadcasting at the University of South Alabama, each spring. From 1988-1992, Alan Sealls was a meteorologist at WTMJ-TV & Radio, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His career started in Albany, Georgia, at WALB-TV. In addition to winning an “Award for Excellence” from the Mobile Press Club two years in a row, Alan has twice won “Best Weather Anchor” from the Alabama Associated Press Broadcasters Association. He’s a five-time Emmy winner, with a dozen Emmy nominations. He also won a national award from the American Meteorological Society in 2009 for a series on climate change. More recently, he won the best weathercaster in the state award from the Alabama Broadcaster’s Association.

Alan has served as a President of the Chicago Chapter of the AMS; a NWA Seal Chairman; a Councilor for the NWA; and as a Board Chair for the AMS Seal. Alan presently serves as a Councilor for the AMS. He often is a panelist and presenter for national conventions. Occasionally, Alan writes articles on weather and weather careers. His work and weather photos are used in college textbooks and curricula, as well as in magazines internationally.

A native of Mt. Vernon, NY (suburb of NYC) Alan lives in Mobile with his wife, a broadcast engineer. Alan’s hobbies include photography and golf.

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