KAIT-TV’s Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan was honored with the 2016 Broadcaster of The Year Award at the National Weather Association’s annual meeting in Norfolk, VA on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.
“For outstanding work as a broadcaster by embracing the industry changes to reach viewers on all platforms as well as leading by example to make his community a better place.” - National Weather Association.
“KAIT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan winning the National Weather Association's Broadcaster of the Year is really no surprise to those of us in Region 8. Ryan gives continuously to the community he serves and takes his role at the station to heart. You will never meet a more caring individual than you will in Ryan,” said KAIT News Director Josh White.
“Thank you, everyone. It's an honor to be named the 2016 National Weather Association's Broadcaster of the year. There are many broadcasters that are great at their job. I'm just fortunate to have someone nominate me that saw my passions on and off of the TV,” said KAIT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan.
Vice President and General Manager of KAIT, Chris Conroy stated, “Ryan is the truest example of local broadcasting. We already thought of Ryan as the best broadcast meteorologist and we also know him as a family man and for his dedication to the Region 8 Community. Now with this well-deserved recognition, the world gets to see it too.”
“Ryan’s leadership goes beyond Region 8,” added Steven Ackermann, Raycom Media Vice President of News, “Raycom Media is fortunate to have Ryan actively involved in the evolution of our weather technology or weather presentation and all of the new opportunities we have to serve our communities.”
Ryan has been a part of KAIT and Raycom Media for over 15 years. He is a full member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association and also holds the NWA Seal of Approval.