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Jackson Springs, N.C.
BS Communications, East Carolina University
Graduate Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program
WNCT (CBS) Greenville, NC
KXXV (ABC) Waco, TX
WZVN (ABC) Fort Myers, FL
KSTP (ABC) Minneapolis, MN
WeatherNation TV (National) Minneapolis, MN
WFOR (CBS) Miami, FL
WPTV (NBC) West Palm Beach, FL
Within Bay's first few months of working in television, Hurricane Floyd struck Eastern North Carolina. The 1999 storm left behind one of the deadliest floods in state history. It seems natural disasters and severe weather have played a major role in Bay's award-winning career ever since. Having lived and worked all over the U.S., he has experienced and forecast numerous weather phenomena including blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Bay began his career as a producer and fill-in meteorologist at WNCT in Greenville, North Carolina. A few years later, he moved to Central Texas where he gained experience as a reporter, anchor, and meteorologist at KXXV. While living in Waco, he covered President George W. Bush at his Crawford, TX home, the break-up of Space Shuttle Columbia, and chased tornadoes.
In 2003, Bay joined WZVN in Fort Myers, FL where he filled many roles as a reporter, anchor, and meteorologist. He settled into the community and was on the front lines of Hurricane Charley as the storm devastated Charlotte and Lee Counties. The hurricane was the first of many to follow during the extremely active 2004 and 2005 seasons. Bay chased Hurricane Katrina through the Everglades and felt the force of Hurricane Wilma as she pounded both coasts of South Florida. While at WZVN, Bay received an Associated Press award for a public affairs report that exposed plastic gift cards not being recyclable.
After nearly five years in Southwest Florida, Bay and his wife, Maggie, moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he served as a reporter and meteorologist. During his time at KSTP, he reported live during snow storms and the re-opening of the 35W bridge following it's collapse in 2007. While at KSTP, Bay was honored with a regional Emmy award for Breaking News reporting.
In 2010, Bay joined WeatherNation, also in Minneapolis, where his forecasts could be seen locally on KARE's digital weather channel and in several television markets around the U.S. You could also see Bay's forecast on newspaper websites and an iPhone weather app. He also produced and presented reports for WeatherBug that school children around the U.S. used to learn about the weather.
When given the opportunity to move back to South Florida, Bay and his wife packed up once again and couldn't return to the Sunshine State fast enough. Briefly, Bay worked behind the scenes as an assignment editor at WFOR in Miami.
Bay joined Storm Team 5 in April, 2012 and can be seen each weekend morning.