BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Jon Nese, storm analyst at The
Weather Channel, and Glenn Schwartz, chief meteorologist at NBC 10 in
Philadelphia, have won the 2005 Louis J. Battan Author's Award by the American
Meteorological Society, the nation's leading professional society for those
working in the atmospheric and related sciences.
Nese and Schwartz are being honored for The Philadelphia Area Weather
Book, "an exemplary regionally-focused account of historical weather events
and the contributions of local scientists and broadcasters to the discipline
of atmospheric science." The award is named for Louis J. Battan, who
contributed outstanding research efforts in radar meteorology and wrote
several books aimed at nonscientists.
Nese, a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, joined The Weather
Channel in 2002 as an on-air analyst. He also produces educational and
informational series for the only dedicated cable weather network. A native
of Steubenville, Ohio, Nese began his career in meteorology as an assistant
and associate professor at Penn State before joining WTOV-TV in Steubenville
as a broadcast meteorologist. Most recently he was the chief meteorologist at
the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, responsible for exhibit design and
program development. Nese has written several books including a meteorology
textbook. He has also appeared in numerous educational weather videos. His
work has earned numerous teaching awards and recognitions.
Schwartz was named NBC 10's chief meteorologist in November 2002, and
first joined the station in 1995. Prior to that he worked as a meteorologist
for WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach, Fla., WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Fla., and WRAL-TV
in Raleigh, N.C. As a hurricane specialist for The Weather Channel from 1985-
86, he produced documentaries for the network and National Science Foundation.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Schwartz began his television career in
meteorology at WAGA-TV in Atlanta. He earned his B.S. degree in meteorology
at Penn State.
The award will be presented on January 12th at the 85th Annual AMS Meeting
in San Diego.
The AMS, founded in 1919, is a scientific and professional organization
that promotes the development and dissemination of information on atmospheric,
oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. The Society publishes nine well-respected
scientific journals, sponsors scientific conferences, and supports public
education programs across the country. Additional information on the AMS, the
Annual Meeting, and other award winners is available on the Internet at
SOURCE NBC 10