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Catonsville, Maryland

steveprinzivalli@gmail.com

443.895.1125

 

  • A dynamic broadcast professional with over 15 years' experience 

  • Natural on-air personality with engaging communication skills

  • Forecasts with reliable accuracy

  • Experience forecasting for MLB, NFL and other enterprise clientelle

  • Particular strength in high-pressure severe/unusual weather coverage

  • Eloquent delievery of forecasts in the public spotlight

  • Earned the AMS and NWA TV Seals of Approval

 

 

 

Skills
 

  • Broadcasting for television and radio

  • Public Speaking

  • Instruction/Tutoring in meteorology 

  • Emcee for special events

  • Video Editing 

  • Audio Production/Editing

  • Product Management

  • Program Management

  • Project Management

  • Public Outreach

  • Client Support and Services

  • Computer Proficiency including Google Earth, Salesforce, Rally, Sharepoint, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Virtual Studio, Constant Contact, and WSI Systems

Work experience
 

Earth Networks/Weatherbug, Germantown, MD
Program Manager/Meteorologist, Federal and Enterprise

​Aug 2014 - Present

  • Liaison between internal engineering/sales staff and external clients to provide timely communication and responsiveness to inquiries to ensure project objectives are achieved

  • Build project task list to track progress and monitor ongoing efforts to achieve initiatives

  • Produce monthly reports for National Mesonet Program and semi-annual reports for ongoing NIST-funded greenhouse gas research projects

  • Update client-facing technical documentation to reflect upgrades and system improvements to lightning and real-time weather solutions

  • Managed broadcast support responsibilities during a critical transitional stage to ensure needs and inquiries of U.S. TV partners are addressed promptly

  • Facilitate internal and external legal teams’ agreement on contracts between company and suitable host locations

  • Host webinars and powerpoint presentations on meteorology and lightning safety for both internal and external clients

  • Procure monthly historical weather and lightning data requests by clients and prospective clients/researchers

  • Deliver proactive communication messages to clients related to system maintenance and upgrades

  • Host company tours for groups and special guests, showcasing our technologies and capabilities

 

WTOP Radio (103.5 FM)/Hubbard Broadcasting, Washington, D.C.
Freelance Broadcast Meteorologist 

​Apr2014 - Present

 

  • Use computer weather model data to produce three-to-five day forecast for WTOP radio coverage area

  • Broadcast live and pre-record forecasts

  • Disseminate severe weather watches, warnings, and advisories

  • Provide WTOP editors with news-worthy weather data during severe weather episodes

  • Communicate forecast rationale to meteorological colleagues to ensure continuity  

 

WMET 1160 AM Catholic Radio, Silver Spring, MD
General Manager for Guadalupe Radio Network (Washington Metro branch) 

Aug 2012 - Aug 2014

 

  • Co-developed fundraising strategies

  • Built network audience through parish visits and speaking engagements

  • Produced and hosted local radio program 

  • Cultivated relationships within Archdiocese, parishes, non-profit groups, and businesses

  • Produced public service announcements and advertisements

  • Maintained public files according to FCC guidelines and maintaine EAS reports

  • Served as emcee/station representative for fundraising events

 

WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.
Freelance Broadcast Meteorologist for award-winning station, WTOP radio

​Aug 2008 - Mar 2015

 

  • Use computer weather model data to produce forecast for WTOP radio

  • Broadcast live and pre-record forecasts

  • Disseminate severe weather watches, warnings, and advisories

  • Provide WTOP editors with news-worthy weather data during severe weather episodes

  • Communicate forecast rationale to meteorological colleagues to ensure continuity  

 

Earth Networks/Weatherbug, Germantown, MD
Associate Product Manager/Meteorologist

​Jan 2008 - Aug 2012

  • Product manager for two engineering teams

  • Responsible for remediation of defects, improving data quality, and building new forcast products.

  • Hosted meetings to organize/plan/prioritize sprints

  • Co-managed outreach effort of lightning data to research community

  • Delivered presentations/webinars on lightning safety and products

  • Co-led a cross-functional effort to prepare for lightning detection network trial

  • Hosted tours of Earth Networks headquarters & represented company at public events

Internet Broadcast Meteorologist, Earth Networks

Feb 2008 - Jul 2010

  • Provided forecast support for Major League Baseball & National Football League

  • Produced extreme weather content and anchored national weathercasts

  • Built graphics for consumer website 

  • Visited local schools/camps as guest speaker

  • Produced and hosted educational segment, "Weatherbuggin' with Prinz"

 

WIVT/WBGH-TV, Binghamton, NY
Evening Meteorologist

Feb 2006 - Feb 2008

  • Produced and anchored weekday weathercasts 

  • Supplied audio forecasts to local radio stations

  • Hosted "Binghamton's Got Talent" show and interviewed guests at local mall

  • Spoke to schools/community groups on meteorology and career

 

WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH
Weekend Meteorologist

Jan 2003 - Jan 2006

  • Produced and anchored weekend weathercasts for dominant CBS affiliate in a Top-60 market

  • Provided forecasts for local radio, newspaper, and e-mail subscriber

 

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY, West Chester, PA
Instructor of Meteorology

Sept 2002 - Dec 2002

  • Lectured, implemented exams, & evaluated student performance

 

WEATHER HUB, Syracuse NY
Chief Meteorologist

Jun 2002 - Sept 2002

  • Produced and anchored evening weathercasts for three Upstate New York markets

 

WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY
Fill-in Weekend Meteorologist

Jan 1999 - May 2002

  • Produced and anchored weekend evening weathercasts on an as-needed basis

 

Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY
Meteorology Lab Instructor

Jan 2002 - May 2002

  • Lectured, instructed, and evaluated student performance

 

WBGH-TV, Binghamton, NY 
Chief Meteorologist

Jan 1999 - Jun 2002

  • Produced and anchored weekday weathercasts

  • Broadcasted to local radio station

 

KSNW/KSAS-TV, Wichita, KS
FOX Meteorologist

Aug 1996 - May 1997

  • Produced and anchored weekday weathercasts 

  • Supplied forecasts to local radio station

 

Penn State University, University Park, PA
Meteorology Teaching Assistant

Aug 1996 - May 1997

  • Lectured, instructed, and evaluated student performance

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

​Aug 1993 - May 1997

  • B.S in Meteorology, Draft Option in Broadcast Meteorology

  • Graduated with High Distinction, Cumulative G.P.A. 3.80/4.00, Dean's List 8/8 semesters

 

 

Accomplishments
  • Earned the AMS and NWA TV Seals of Approval

  • Recognized with 3i Awards at Earth Networks for extensive hurricane coverage

  • Community outreach to over 100 schools and Church groups while at WHIO-TV

  • Recognized with the team at WHIO-TV as "Best Weather Operation in Ohio" in 2005 by the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters

  • Recognized with the news team at WIVT/WBGH-TV as "Outstanding Local Newscast" in 2002 by the New York State Broadcasters Association

 

 

 

 

Education
 

2010 - present

2010 - present