KWWL Storm Track 7 Meteorologist
Jeff grew up admiring Bob Thomas, a meteorologist at WLUK-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He also met John Chandik, a meteorologist at WBAY. Mr. Chandik greatly encouraged Jeff to pursue a career in Meteorology.
In addition to reporting the weather, Jeff has been a pilot since 1977. He enjoys golf, running and most sports.
Jeff's hometown is Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was born March 9. He is married and has one daughter and one son.
Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin . His first weather job was with Weather Central in Madison, Wisconsin from '78-'81. He has been with KWWL since 1981.
Jeff Kennedy Now AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist
KWWL is proud to announce that Storm Track 7 Meteorologist Jeff Kennedy has earned the title of American Meteorological Society's (AMS) Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Jeff has held the AMS Seal of Approval since 1983.
The AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) program was created to raise the professional standard in broadcast meteorology and encourage a broader range of scientific understanding, especially with respect to environmental issues.
The goal of the CBM program is to certify that the holder meets specific educational and experience criteria and has passed rigorous testing in their knowledge and communication of meteorology and related sciences needed to be an effective broadcast meteorologist.
In order to acquire a CBM, applicants must hold a degree in meteorology from an accredited college/university, pass a written examination, and have their work reviewed to assess technical competence, informational value, explanatory value, and communication skills.
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