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Gary England to sign off as KWTV-9 chief meteorologist on Aug. 30

Chief meteorologist Gary England, of KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City, will become vice president for corporate relations and weather development for Griffin Communications.
by Mel Bracht Modified: July 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm •  Published: July 23, 2013

A native of Seiling, England graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and meteorology. He served in the U.S. Navy before joining KWTV in 1972.

“Gary England is an icon,” said David Griffin, chairman and CEO of Griffin Communications, in a news release. “The impact that he has had on Oklahoma and the field of meteorology is unparalleled. His dedication and passion for weather has revolutionized severe weather systems and coverage not only in Oklahoma but throughout the world. When you see television weather across America, you are seeing the results of Gary's work.”

England, who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in November and has received three regional Emmy Awards, is considered an authority on severe weather. In 1981, he became the first person in history to implement, with Enterprise Electronics, the world's first Doppler radar for direct warnings to the public, according to the station.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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