Ed is from the Lower Susquehanna Valley located in south central Pennsylvania. No single weather event set off his interest. Rather, a series of events from the Blizzard of 1996 to Hurricane Isabel to golf ball size hail pounding the roof of his house sparked his curiosity in Mother Nature's true power.
Ed graduated from Millersville University in May of 2009 where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology. During his time at Millersville, Ed was a lead forecaster for 3 years and produced streaming video forecasts on the college website. Right after graduating, he landed his first opportunity as the weekend meteorologist for KVRR in Fargo, ND. In the summer of 2010 he moved further south to Davenport, IA and worked for INN doing broadcasts for television markets all over the country.
Most recently, Ed worked as the morning meteorologist for WICU and WSEE in Erie, PA where he gained experience forecasting the microclimates of the Great Lakes, so he's no stranger to our weather!
Besides weather, surfing has been one of Ed's favorite pastimes. He's spent many summers growing up in Stone Harbor, NJ surfing the Jersey Shore. Believe it or not, the Great Lakes have a growing freshwater surfing community, and there are no sharks! It's usually cold, windy, and cloudy when the surf is up so on a 'bad beach day' you can probably find Ed somewhere in the waters of Lake Michigan!
If you have any questions feel free to email him at anytime: ERusso@wsbt.com.