WIAT Birmingham Promotes Dave Nussbaum To Chief Meteorologist

Nexstar’s CBS affiliate WIAT Birmingham, Ala., today promoted Dave Nussbaum to chief meteorologist.

Since joining WIAT 2021, Nussbaum has served as a meteorologist for the CBS 42 Storm Team providing severe weather coverage to Central Alabama viewers. He has over two decades of experience forecasting and covering hurricanes, tropical storms, and tornadoes across the Gulf Coast and Alabama.

Prior to his work with WIAT, Nussbaum was a Meteorologist at WWL New Orleans where he provided continuous coverage of the worst tornado outbreak in southeast Louisiana history on Feb. 23, 2016. He also spent 10 years at WBRZ Baton Rouge, La., where he tracked and covered more than 35 tropical storm systems that impacted the northern Gulf Coast including over 30 hours of continuous Live coverage for Hurricane Katrina.

“I’m honored to take on the role of chief meteorologist at CBS 42 and lead our dedicated Storm Team in providing accurate weather forecasts to keep everyone safe across Central Alabama,” Nussbaum said.

“Dave is a tireless meteorologist who will work around the clock to provide an accurate forecast and keep our viewers safe during severe weather situations,” said WIAT News Director Rob Martin.

Nussbaum has earned the “Seal of Approval” from both the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA). He earned his meteorology degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University.


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