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Bryan Norcross

Bryan Norcross

FOX Weather Contributor and Hurricane Specialist

Bryan Norcross currently serves as a FOX Weather contributor and hurricane specialist. He joined FOX Weather in March 2022.

With a career spanning more than five decades, Norcross got his start covering hurricanes in 1969 when Hurricane Camille impacted the Gulf Coast. From there, he went on to become the first weekend weathercaster at CNN when it launched in 1980. After stints at several stations across the country, he spent 25 years in Miami as a meteorologist for WPLG, WTVJ (NBC), and WFOR (CBS). From 1996 to 2008, he served as the CBS News hurricane analyst before working as president and CEO of an emergency management communications organization known as America’s Emergency Network. In 2010, he joined The Weather Channel as a senior hurricane specialist where he later became the Executive Director of Weather Content and Presentation before leaving in 2018. He joined FOX Weather from ABC affiliate WPLG-TV in Miami, Florida where he served as a hurricane specialist. Notably, he received the Neil Frank Award from the National Hurricane Conference in 2019, which is the highest honor in the hurricane community.

In 1992, Norcross was the first to sound the alarm on the severity of Hurricane Andrew, which would develop into a devastating Category 5 storm in south Florida. His coverage, which included 23 consecutive hours of live on-air reporting as the hurricane made landfall, earned him several accolades, including an Emmy Award from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as DuPont and Peabody awards. He was also honored with the 1993 David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Communication. Additionally, Norcross was named an expert to the Academic Task Force on Hurricane Catastrophe Insurance by Florida Treasurer Bill Nelson and was tasked by then-Florida Governor Lawton Chiles to advise on changes to the state emergency management system as a member of the committee to evaluate state response.

In 2012, Norcross' coverage of Superstorm Sandy provided critical warnings surrounding the magnitude of the storm ahead of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center. Following the event, he was invited to testify before the New York City Council on the threat analysis and communications processes before the storm.

A graduate of Florida State University, Norcross holds a Bachelor of Science degree in math and a Master of Science degree in communications and meteorology. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Public Service from Florida International University. Norcross is the author of "My Hurricane Andrew Story" and "Hurricane Almanac: The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present & Future."

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