Josh Fitzpatrick joined the First Warning Weather Team in September 2007. Josh says it's a thrill to be working at a station he grew up watching! Josh is from Gallia County, Ohio, and grew up in the Gallipolis and Crown City areas. Most of his family still lives in the tri-state.
Weather has always been Josh’s passion. It was the great blizzard of 1993 that sparked his interest in meteorology. He remembers watching Tony Cavalier warning the tri-state about the approaching storm. When it hit, the morning of March 13th, he awoke to white out conditions! Josh said he had never experienced anything like it before. The snow was so deep by the next day he and his younger brother couldn't go out and play in it. The snow drifts were nearly over his head! After the snow melted, Josh wanted to know what caused the storm to form in the first place. Checking out as many weather books he could find in the local library. So, since that event, he’s been hooked!
After graduating from Gallia Academy high school, Josh attended Mississippi State University -- studying broadcast meteorology and geography. During his summers, he interned at a nearby CBS affiliate. Josh was fortunate enough to land his first job in TV weather at WOAY-TV 4, the ABC affiliate in the Oak Hill, Beckley and Bluefield, WV market. He spent more than three years there, leaving as chief meteorologist.
Feel free to e-mail him with your weather questions and comments.