Bryan Karrick has been a meteorologist for more than 23 years and chief meteorologist of the Spectrum News 13 team since April 2015.
With dreams of being a meteorologist since childhood, Bryan has always been passionate about learning how storms form, while also addressing the importance of weather to viewers in a wide variety of climates.
Mankato, Minnesota is where Bryan’s career took off. He reported on a record-breaking March tornado outbreak, staying on the air for more than two hours as tornadoes touched down and left behind heartbreaking damage. His coverage was above and beyond, talking with families and sharing stories of recovery efforts. He then became a storm chaser and studied these storms in the field for 12 years in Iowa.
Bryan has earned the National Weather Association’s Seal of Approval and the American Meteorological Society’s CBM Seal of Approval. An Emmy nominee, he has also won several awards for his work, including being named the 2009 NWA Broadcaster of the Year and Best Weathercaster by the Florida Associated Press in 2017 and 2018 and runner-up in 2019.
Bryan is certified to teach nationwide courses in Tornado Awareness, Hurricane Awareness, and Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center.
In his free time, Bryan loves to travel, work on his yard, and take pictures of anything outdoors. He likes testing out the Florida restaurant scene and the menus of local outdoor patios, or enjoying afternoons at Plant Street Market in Winter Garden.