I joined the Fox 28 team in August of 2012. I'm looking forward to living in Michiana and the challenging conditions the weather can throw at us. I'll be here, keeping you informed from sunny days to thunderstorms to lake-effect snow and all the weather in between.
I will simply say that there is a reason why I love waking up early in the mornings: to bring you the most accurate forecast I can.
I got my professional feet wet in Casper, Wyoming. For two years, I was responsible for forecasting weekday mornings. Along with meteorology duties, I volunteered time at Meals on Wheels and hosted public events. I also met my better half in Wyoming. My girlfriend, an aspiring writer/educator, and I were easily inspired during our travels across the beautiful landscape of the Cowboy State.
The University of North Dakota (the other UND, not Notre Dame. That's a fun coincidence.) made me ready to be the scientist I am today. In 2010, I earned my diploma in Atmospheric Sciences with a minor in mathematics. During my college days, I kept busy as a teaching assistant. I also learned everything I could about broadcasting, from directing live shows to presenting the weather. I also interned at the ABC affiliate in St. Paul, MN during the summers.
I will also do my best to share with you my passions. They are many: weather (obviously), astrophysics, teaching, chemistry, biology, astrobiology, photography and music. (Plus a puppy will be in my future, probably a husky). I also love to teach, and that includes explaining to you why Michiana gets the weather it get and making sure you understand my forecasts. And I don't spend all my time at the TV station. You'll find me out and about. Just look for me at: libraries, coffee shops and outdoor spots to run.
Of course, you will find me every weekday morning on the FOX 28 Morning Show from 6-9am. I'll be there with Courtney and Steve, making sure you're ready for your day ahead – and having a little fun, too. Please find me on Facebook: Joe Hansel at Fox28 and Twitter: JoeH_FOX28. You can email me too at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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