A complete, updated resume with contact information and references is available upon request: dzarrow@gmail.com

Summary of Qualifications

  • Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with a diverse background in weather forecasting, applied meteorology and climatology, and television and radio broadcasting.
  • Thorough knowledge of severe weather dynamics, and extensive experience with severe weather cut-ins and wall-to-wall coverage.
  • Passion for conquering challenges and exceeding expectations with enthusiasm, efficiency, and accuracy.

Professional Experience

News 12 New Jersey (Cablevision), Edison, New Jersey
Freelance Meteorologist February 2011 - present
  • Provide vacation relief for morning, evening, and weekend on-air weather talent on cable news network.
  • Forecast area: 14 counties in Northern and Central New Jersey (~1.8 million households)
  • Brand: Weather on the Ones (weather updates every ten minutes)
  • Graphics system: WSI TruVu Titan
WENY-TV (Lilly Broadcasting), Horseheads, New York
Fill-in Meteorologist November 2008 - present
  • Provide vacation relief for morning and evening on-air weather talent on ABC/CBS affiliate station.
  • Forecast area: Twin Tiers Region of Southern New York and Northern Pennsylvania (~96,000 households)
  • Brand: Interactive SkyTracker Weather (heavy use of live telestration and interactive weather graphics)
  • Graphics system: Initially AccuWeather Galileo, then WeatherCentral 3D:LIVE
  • Additional platforms: Radio (14 stations), Internet, Newspaper, WeatherPhone
Northeast Regional Climate Center (Cornell University), Ithaca, New York
Research Support Specialist October 2008 - present
  • Contribute to applied climatology research projects for the Northeast US, with a primary focus on extreme precipitation.
  • Maintain the web presence for the climate center, the Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Science, and various research projects.
  • Lead presentations and training sessions at conferences and outreach events.
KSWO (Drewry Communications), Lawton, Oklahoma
Meteorologist July 2006 - October 2008
  • Present on-air weathercasts for weekday .Good Morning Texoma. 90-minute live newscasts, in addition to executing (frequent) breaking weather cut-ins during tornado, severe thunderstorm, and winter weather warnings, and observing severe weather from the field for live on-air reports.
  • Forecast area: 29 counties in Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas (~157,000 households)
  • Brand: SkyWARN 7 Weather (providing dependable, around-the-clock severe weather coverage)
  • Graphics systems: WeatherCentral LIVE/3D:LIVE/Genesis, Baron\'s VIPIR & FastTrac radar products
  • Additional platforms: Radio (KCCU-FM), Internet, annual hour-long severe weather documentary (The Fifth Season)

Education

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
B.S. Atmospheric Science Graduated May 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) since March 2009.
  • Member of the American Meteorological Society since July 1998. Attendee of four AMS Annual Meetings and three AMS Broadcast Meteorology conferences. Presenter at 2011 AMS Broadcast Meteorology conference.
  • Member of the National Weather Association since January 2003.

Special Qualifications

  • Highly proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Python web design and programming.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for WVBR-FM, a non-profit radio station in Ithaca, New York.
  • Elite Teacher for Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions.
  • Licensed amateur radio operator, with callsign WX5DAN.

A complete, updated resume with contact information and references is available upon request: dzarrow@gmail.com.

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