Dave Cochran

Meteorologist

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HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED, EXPERIENCED AND AWARD WINNING TELEVISION WEATHER (& NEWS) ANCHOR/PRODUCER/REPORTER 

EXPERIENCE  

CHIEF METEOROLOGIST, KTMF-TV, MISSOULA, MT
8/2012 - CURRENT  
JUST IN: Winner of the 2014 Montana State Broadcaster’s Assn. Best Weathercaster of the Year Award!  Not your typical Chief Meteorologist job.  ABC/FOX didn’t have local newscasts when I arrived, but now we have 5:30, 9 and 10 PM newscasts along with a midday weather webcast.  Before all that could happen, a weather center had to be built literally from the ground up.  
We use Weather Central’s new FUSION system.  Each day, over 140 temperatures and 90 weather icons are updated to produce a dynamic, viewer friendly and highly profitable weathercast.  
Consistently recognized by Weather Central as a highly skilled and creative user of their system ... and by viewers as a genuine friend they can count on.
 
WEEKDAY A.M. WEATHER ANCHOR/CO-HOST, KIII-TV, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
8/2006 - 8/2011  
Covered hurricanes: Rita & Katrina from the weather center and the beach.  On normal days, prepared and presented customized forecasts for the Coastal Bend of Texas during Kiii-TV’s morning newscasts using Weather Central’s 3d LIVE & ESP LIVE systems. Primary weather center computer system administrator and “cool stuff” creator.   

WEEKDAY A.M. NEWS ANCHOR/CO-HOST, WCIV-TV, CHARLESTON, SC
10/2003 - 4/2004  
Prepare and anchor news for Good Morning Charleston and local news for Good Morning America. Other duties include writing and packaging special reports & some general assignment reporting. 

WEEKDAY A.M. NEWS/WEATHER ANCHOR  WSET-TV, LYNCHBURG-ROANOKE, VA
8/1996 - 10/2003  
Prepare and anchor news and weather during Good Morning Virginia and News 13 Midday. Other duties include writing and packaging special reports & general assignment reporting. On occasion, I had to produce, write and anchor the midday news.
 
WEEKDAY A.M. NEWS/WEATHER ANCHOR, WOLO-TV, COLUMBIA, SC
3/1994 - 8/1996  
Produced and anchored morning news and weather. General assignment reporting. Primary evening back-up news anchor. Prior to my arrival, WOLO only covered the GMA Cut-in's. Basically, I single-handedly created their :30 minute morning newscast.
 
WEEKDAY REPORTER/BACK-UP ANCHOR, KNDO-TV, YAKIMA, WA
7/1993 - 3/1994  
General assignment reporter including live shots. Also produced five p.m. newscasts, shot spot news. Primary back-up news, weather and sports anchor.

 
EVENING NEWS ANCHOR, KJCT-TV, GRAND JUNCTION, CO
8/1990 - 7/1993  
Started as weekend weather anchor/weekday reporter. Promoted to morning news and weather  anchor after three months on the job. Also hosted KJCT's News 8 Forum, the station's 30-minute public affairs program Nine months later, promoted to anchor/producer of primary week night newscasts. 

EDUCATION & AWARDS  
University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO - B.A. Journalism  
Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO - AAS, Broadcasting

AWARD: 2nd Best Weather Anchor, Montana Broadcasters Assn. 2012  
AWARD: Best of the Best, Corpus Christi - Local TV Meteorologist  2010  
AWARD: Best Male News Anchor by the readers of The Burg newspaper, 2002   
 
 


Dave Cochran

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