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Troy Bridges is a highly acclaimed meteorologist with a vast range of experience, from chasing tornadoes to tracking tropical storms and forecasting dangerous weather. His commitment to keeping you informed about the day ahead is evident in his role on the News 6 Morning News, where he guides viewers on weekdays from 5 to 7 am.
Troy’s journey in the world of television began while he was attending the University of Georgia when he landed his first TV job at WMAZ-TV in Macon. In the early days, he worked as a one-man-band reporter. However, his meteorological skills quickly shone, and he took on the roles of morning and noon meteorologist and news anchor at WRDW-TV in Augusta, Georgia. His talent led to recognition by the Associated Press for “Best Weather,” particularly for his extensive live coverage of Tropical Storm Floyd.
The next chapter in Troy’s career took him to Oklahoma City, where he became renowned for his dedication to warning the local population about large-scale, perilous tornadoes and forecasting ice storms that often left thousands without power across the nation’s heartland.
Moving forward, Troy embraced his most significant challenge yet when he joined KLRT-TV in Little Rock as their inaugural chief meteorologist. In this role, he established the entire weather department from the ground up. Over the course of five years, he covered numerous tornado outbreaks and ice storms. During a particularly memorable storm, Troy remained on the air for a remarkable eight hours continuously, delivering vital warnings about dangerous tornadoes and strong winds. His dedication paid off, and he earned an Emmy for his evening newscast at KLRT.
Troy’s expertise in meteorology is underscored by his certification from Mississippi State University, and he’s a proud member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Additionally, he holds the seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society, attesting to his commitment to high professional standards.