Greg Fishel earned his bachelor of science degree in meteorology from Penn State and quickly rose through the ranks from radio forecaster in Chicago to broadcast meteorologist for Salisbury, Maryland. He soon found a home at WRAL-TV, where he served as the Chief meteorologist for 38 years and set the standard for broadcast meteorology across the country. As the first certified broadcast meteorologist in the United States and a member of the North Carolina Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Fishel is recognized as an outstanding meteorologist, communicator, and pioneer in his field. His work has earned him multiple awards and honors from the American Meteorological Society and an Emmy for his TV special covering the hurricane season in 2000. Through his time on-air and later online, Fishel became a trusted household name and inspired a new generation of meteorologists and climate scientists.