Gene Norman

(WIAT-CBS 42)
(WIAT-CBS 42)

Chief Meteorologist

Gene joined the CBS42 weather team in April 2013 to serve as Chief Meteorologist anchoring the 5, 6 & 10 pm newscasts.  For this experienced meteorologist, Central Alabama weather has it all – two tornado seasons, occasional bouts of snow and ice and a full four seasons of weather.  Gene’s previously been the Chief Meteorologist at CBS affiliates in Houston and Atlanta where he honed his forecasting skill and commitment to giving viewers life-saving information in severe weather situations.

His 20-year broadcast career began after working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center developing weather monitoring software for the space shuttle.  Gene’s been honored with six Emmy awards and Best Weathercast Awards from both the Texas and Georgia Associated Press.

He’s active in professional weather organizations as a member of the National Weather Association, and holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).  Gene previously served as president of the AMS’ Broadcast Board.

Originally from New York, Gene attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland where he earned a Master’s Degree in meteorology.  Gene has been active in a variety of community and charitable organizations such as the March of Dimes, United Way and the American Red Cross.

When not studying weather maps and tracking the next storm, you can find him spending time with his family, watching movies and listening to jazz and gospel music.