Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Alumni of the Year Lecture - Andrew Humphrey, WDIV-TV

Posted: October 18, 2017

Alumni of the Year Lecture - Andrew Humphrey, WDIV-TV

Each year, the Climate & Space department selects a former student to receive our Alumni of the Year award and give the accompanying lecture. Our annual Alumni Picnic immediately follows the lecture on the west lawn of the SRB.

This year we are very pleased to welcome back Andrew Humphrey of WDIV-TV Detroit. Mr. Humphrey will give a presentation entitled, "Broadcast Meteorology: Weather and Communications in the 21st Century,"  in which he shares his career journey and insights that shed light on modern-day broadcast meteorology 

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy award winning meteorologist and reporter at WDIV-TV Local 4. In addition, he is proud to have earned the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) distinction and delivers science and technology reports for "Tech Time With Andrew Humphrey." These honors are indicative of Andrew's passion for weathercasting and storytelling that help people stay informed and safe.

Andrew came to WDIV from the Fox News affiliate station WUPW-TV in Toledo, Ohio, where he was chief meteorologist. Prior to being chief, he was seen around the world on CNN and CNN International and got his start in Washington, D.C. at NBC's WRC-TV and then Fox's WTTG-TV.

Born and raised in Silver Spring, MD., near the nation's capital, Andrew went to school in Wolverine country, earning his BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan. He went on to earn his MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."

During his career, Andrew worked in Maryland as a research scientist with the Biospheric and Planetary Sciences branches of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and at NOAA's National Center for Environmental Prediction.

In addition to his work, Andrew enjoys being involved with the community and in the lives of young people. He is on the advisory board of the University of Michigan's Climate and Space Science and Engineering Department at the College of Engineering. He founded and served as Chair and Co-Chair of the Digital Journalism Task Force for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), is President Emeritus of the Detroit Chapter of the NABJ and served on the boards and commissions of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Science Cetner, Cranbrook Institute of Science, the University of Michigan Alumni Association's Alumni Leadership Council, FIRST (Robotics) in Michigan and Midnight Golf.

Andrew's awards include the 2009 Emmy award for weather anchoring from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the 2006 Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council and the 2000 Community Service Award from NABJ.

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