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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Charles Koch

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After receiving his bachelors degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from UW in 2007, Charles started his career as the weekend meteorologist at KFYR-TV in Bismarck, ND. There, he earned an Emmy award for his work in extended flooding and severe weather coverage in central and western North Dakota. From there, Charles joined the team at NBC15 back home in Madison as the weekend and mid-day meteorologist, earning his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society. His time at NBC15 working with Weather Central as a beta test station eventually led to a position as training and implementation consultant with Weather Central (soon to be WSI, then The Weather Company), which took him to all 50 states and several countries around the world installing broadcast systems and developing ideas to help broadcasters communicate the weather in new and interesting ways.

Life as a road warrior soon gave way to a role as the Digital Enablement and Client Success Coordinator where he trained and consulted with broadcasters to effectively utilize new technologies and navigate the world of digital weather broadcasting, leading to his current role as Manager of Training and Implementation at The Weather Company, an IBM Business. Occasionally, he still finds time to freelance at local stations, most recently WKBT in La Crosse, WI.