Dr. Greg Postel Biography
Dr. Greg Postel is an American meteorologist working for The News Channel serving as a Hurricane and Storm Specialist. He was mentored by David Ludlum.
Dr. Greg Postel Career
Postel is a meteorologist whose love and passion for weather began when he was still a young boy. He was captivated by the everyday weather and how different weather events affect our day-to-day lives. “Wind blowing through the trees captured my imagination from day one, literally. I could waste endless hours watching the anemometer dial in my room, wondering how high it would go, no joke. Afternoon naps on the back porch as an infant may have had everything to do with that.” While growing up, he had installed some meteorological equipment in his backyard and kept daily climate records this was one of the things he enjoyed doing the most.
Postel lived near David Ludlum a weather historian who founded Weatherwise magazine. David also served as a lead forecaster for the Allied Forces during World War II, mentored Greg early on. “Not only did he share fascinating stories about great weather events of the past, but he also encouraged me to plan ahead for a future in meteorology. He basically told me to get my Math and Physics down in college, and then go to graduate school. So I did.”
Postel also studied pretty much everything concerning the weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, and traveling for miles for a single storm. “There were a solid 2 decades in there where I logged a ton of miles. But I really learned a lot tracking with experts in the field, beginning with my brief time as an undergraduate at Oklahoma in the late 1980s.” He attained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Postel also went to a post-doctoral scientist position in Wisconsin, where he studied the development of tropical cyclones from African wave disturbances. He also assisted in directing weather-risk management operations, focusing on weather predictability and forecast uncertainty. And most recently, he was the “Tropical Weather Expert” for the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, and an on-camera meteorologist in Lawrence, Kansas.
Dr. Greg Postel The Weather Channel
Postel is currently working at The Weather Channel where he works alongside other famous The Weather Channel anchors and reporters including;
- Stephanie Abrams
- Mike Bettes
- Jim Cantore
- Jen Carfagno
- Kelly Cass
- Jacqui Jeras
- Dr. Rick Knabb
- Dave Malkoff
- Stu Ostro
- Alex Wilson
- Reynolds Wolf
- Tevin Wooten
Dr. Greg Postel Age
Postel was born in Philadelphia and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. Postel likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in his 60s.
Dr. Greg Postel Height
Postel stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Dr. Greg Postel Family
Postel has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Postel has any siblings.
Dr. Greg Postel Wife
Postel is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone. Postel has a daughter. Additionally, Postel enjoys traveling, taking his daughter to swim meets, and “playing his drums as loudly as possible.”
Dr. Greg Postel Salary
Postel earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Dr. Greg Postel Net Worth
Postel has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a meteorologist.