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Meteorologist Brandon Spinner joins the 9 First Warning Weather team

Brandon Spinner
Posted at 4:56 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 16:56:27-04

CINCINNATI — WCPO 9 is pleased to announce it has hired a new meteorologist. Brandon Spinner joins 9 First Warning Weather as the fifth member of the team. Spinner brings his forecasting skills to weekend evening audiences starting Saturday, April 16. He comes to WCPO 9 from WAFF in Huntsville, Alabama, where he gained hands-on experience forecasting severe weather.

“We are excited to have Brandon join the team,” said Barry Fulmer, WCPO 9 news director. "He brings a lot of severe weather tracking experience which will help keep the Tri-State safe."

“It’s a dream to work at WCPO 9,” said Spinner. “I’m looking forward to living here, exploring Cincinnati and raising my little girl here.”

Brandon, his wife Amy and their daughter are originally from the Midwest. He played football at Valparaiso University where he graduated with a degree in meteorology. He also does CrossFit, is a baseball fan and is eager to hike the Tri-State’s trails with his family.

About WCPO 9

WCPO 9 advocates for the people of Cincinnati. The news team works every day to help people find deals and avoid scams through its “Don’t Waste Your Money” franchise, which is distributed to stations across the country. The 9 First Warning Weather Team alerts viewers in advance of severe weather, tracking storms around-the-clock to keep families safe. The station produces impactful investigations, special reports and award-winning journalism. The station is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery, Laff and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

Media contacts
Melisse Marks, WCPO 9, 513-852-4954, melisse.marks@wcpo.com