Meet KY3 Storm Team Meteorologist Brandon Beck.
Brandon began his weather career with KY3 in 1996, a couple of months before he graduated from Evangel University.
His first role was weekend weather, and tornado warnings were issued six out of the first nine weekends on the job. In 2000 Brandon moved from weekends to mornings. At that time Ozarks Today was just 30 minutes long, from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. Over the years the show has expanded several times and is now from 5:00 to 9:00 a.m. A typical morning begins around 2:30 a.m. for Brandon, depending on the weather. With impending winter storms he might arrive at work as early as 1:30 a.m.
Brandon holds a degree in broadcasting from Evangel University and a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. He also holds the American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval. He has received several awards over the years, including “Best Meteorologist” or "Best Male TV Personality" from 417 Magazine and the Springfield News-Leader for 12 straight years.
Brandon was born in Searcy, Arkansas. His family moved to the St. Louis area a short time later but moved to Colorado around age seven after his dad left the family. Brandon remained in Colorado until he moved to Springfield to attend Evangel University.
Brandon has three grown boys: Christian, Caleb, and Braden. He loves to spend time outdoors, watch movies, and play drums at church. He's also a pyromaniac and is licensed to shoot professional fireworks in Missouri and Arkansas.
Favorite movies: Back to the Future
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite Music: modern Christian praise & worship music
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