Trent Aric (Journalist)

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Trent Aric is a renowned meteorologist, a nine-time Emmy Award winner, and the freshest addition to the Fox 4 Weather Team. Although he’s new to this team, he’s no stranger to South Florida’s weather, having spent the past 15 years in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale market at WPLG.

Originally hailing from Mooresville, Indiana, Trent’s heart may still belong to his Hoosier roots, but these days, he’s embraced a flip-flop lifestyle, living full-time in sunny SW Florida. Trent shares this sun-soaked journey with his young son, Jupiter, a unique and celestial name inspired by the Roman God of the sky and thunder.

Trent’s educational background boasts a B.A. in Communication Studies and a Certificate in Journalism from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Additionally, he holds a Master’s Degree in Geosciences with a focus on broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. His dedication to meteorology is evident in his professional achievements, including the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society in 2004 and an upgrade to the highest level of recognition, the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist), in 2010.

Trent’s journey into broadcasting began at WRBL in Columbus, Georgia, where he took on the roles of morning and noon meteorologist. In 2004, he ventured to South Florida, where he was quickly introduced to the dynamics of the tropics. Within his initial two years at WPLG, he reported on two of the most active hurricane seasons in the Atlantic Basin, including notable hurricanes like Charley, Katrina, and Wilma.

His professional accolades include an Emmy Award for the hour-long special “Hurricane House Calls” in 2010, which he co-hosted with hurricane specialist Max Mayfield. He clinched another Emmy for the primetime special “Hurricane Season 2009: Get Ready,” and in December 2008, he received an Emmy for “Goin’ Green,” an Earth Day special that highlighted the potential impact of global warming on South Florida and suggested practical solutions for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint.

Trent’s commitment to environmental issues extends beyond his work. He volunteered his time with the organization “Dream In Green” in South Florida, aligning with his passion for environmental conservation.

When he’s not immersed in meteorology, Trent’s heart beats for music. During his college years, he performed for five years at the Nashville Follies Musical Theatre in Nashville, Indiana. He even dabbled in Hollywood, filming scenes for the Paramount Pictures release “The Fighting Temptations” in Columbus, Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Outside of work, Trent cherishes spending time in town with his son, exploring new places, strumming the guitar, and casting a line for some quality fishing time.

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