Posted: 1:50 pm Monday, February 3rd, 2014
By Rodney Ho
Gov. Nathan Deal named four local TV news meteorologists to be part of a new severe weather task force, one from each of the affiliates. This group was created after last week’s winter storm paralyzed the city for a couple of days:
- CBS Atlanta’s Markina Brown
- Channel 2 Action News’ Glenn Burns
- 11 Alive’s Chesley McNeil
- Fox 5′s Ken Cook
Others on the task force include government heads, including the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, along with school district and national law enforcement officials.
They will help create recommendations to improve the state’s response to severe weather events in the future.
Atlanta-based The Weather Channel will also work with the City of Atlanta to create best practices for emergency response during severe weather, Mayor Kasim Reed announced on Friday.
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I'm the media writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and ajc.com. I've been following radio since 2001, TV since 2005. I cover everything from the local radio and TV news scene to shows shot in Atlanta ("The Walking Dead," "Real Housewives of Atlanta") to networks based here (CNN, TBS, Up, Weather Channel) to celebrities who visit town.