Meteorologist Brandon Butcher is the morning meteorologist at WSAZ. He has been forecasting here since 2011, but Brandon has called the Mountain State home before. Starting in 2000, he worked as Chief Meteorologist at WDTV in Clarksburg, WV. After several years there, he then went to his home state of Massachusetts to work in Springfield; but it wouldn't be long before those 'Country Roads' came calling again.
Brandon earned his degree in meteorology from Penn State University (so he likes to think he can stay out of the Marshall/WVU fray). He is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, where he holds both their respective "Seals of Approval".
Brandon is a multi-EMMY award-winning meteorologist, including winning back-to-back-to-back EMMYs for outstanding weathercasting in the Boston/New England Region. He also won an EMMY in West Virginia for a special program on the great West Virginia floods of 1985. Brandon earned the award of "Best Weathercaster" in the state of West Virginia in 2005, from the State Broadcasters Association.
Severe and unusual weather is a passion of Brandon's, having ventured out into 6 hurricanes, and broadcast live during a tornado event as the twister was hitting his studio building. Teaching is also one of Brandon's pursuits, as he is earning his Masters Degree in Education and currently teaches meteorology at the collegiate level inside and outside the state.
Brandon is excited to be with the morning show crew at NewsChannel 3, and enjoys hearing from viewers whenever and wherever possible. Whether it's an email, Facebook post, or tweet, he's always glad to interact. Maybe it will even happen on the air.
When not forecasting and having fun on the morning show, Brandon likes to enjoy the great outdoors and being with his kids. He could also be seen at the gym, at church, or perhaps an event you have going on in your community! From Hillbilly Days to the Jackson Apple Festival, the Flatwoods Outlets straight down US-19 to the Gorge, and everywhere in between, he certainly likes taking in the sights and sounds. He also likes to play and collect boardgames-- he has hundreds of them. He is willing to share anything besides popcorn-- as his wife can attest.
Brandon is married and has 4 children, (2 daughters and 2 sons). In order from eldest to youngest, they are Cady, Anna, Gavin, and Landon.