Born and raised in Philadelphia, Robert grew up watching local news and dreamed of becoming a meteorologist since the age of two! He was especially fascinated by 6abc Action News, our powerhouse sister station in Philadelphia. While in 4th grade, he was featured in a PBS Kids commercial spotlighting his passion for broadcasting.
Robert is a proud Nittany Lion and graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science with a concentration in weather forecasting and communication. He also holds a minor in Energy Business & Finance.
Robert was very active during his time at Penn State. He served as the weathercaster for the Centre County Report, the university's Emmy-award winning student newscast. From his thorough coverage of the 2017 hurricane season, Robert was awarded "Best Student TV Weathercaster" in the nation by the Broadcast Education Association.
He was also elected as Vice President of Penn State Meteorology's Campus Weather Service, the oldest and largest student-run forecasting organization in the country. During his time as VP, Robert managed the club's massive social media presence and served as Executive Producer for CWS' live broadcast coverage of major storms.
But some of his most impactful moments came from hosting 46 LIVE, the official livestream for the Penn State Dance MaraTHON. THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, is committed to providing emotional and financial support to children and families impacted by childhood cancer. The year long efforts from over 16,000 student volunteers culminates in a 46 hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon.
A member of the American Meteorological Society, Robert is always looking to learn more about the atmosphere. When he's not forecasting the next storm, you can find him listening to music, exploring new coffee shops or going - as they say in Philly - "down the shore".
The climate change impact on hurricanes
We've had our share of extreme weather events here in North Carolina, especially when it comes to hurricanes. Globally, we've seen some of the hottest and wettest years on record happen in the last 10 years. So, what's behind it all?