Greg Fishel, Chief Meteorologist
ORG WRAL-TV 5 Title BIO Greg Fishel is Chief Meteorologist for Capitol Broadcasting Company. His duties include three daily weathercasts for WRAL-TV 5 and four daily radio weathercasts for MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM. Fishel's career spans 30 years, beginning with his first professional position at Mesomet, Inc. a private meteorological consulting firm in Chicago, IL. After commencing his television career at WMDT in Salisbury, MD, Fishel joined WRAL-TV 5 in June 1981. Fishel is a member of several professional organizations including the American Meteorological Society, where he served as Chair, AMS Broadcast Board (2006) as well as Chair and Vice-Chair of the local AMS Chapter; the National Weather Association; the Advisory Commission for the N.C. State Museum of Natural Sciences, and Advisory Board Chair for the N.C. State Climate Office. Fishel's distinguished career has garnered multiple awards and honors. He was named the nation's first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and he also holds the AMS Seal of Approval for both radio and television. In 1985 Fishel was co-recipient of the AMS Broadcast Excellence Award for outstanding service to WRAL-TV viewers and area radio listeners in connection with the tornado outbreak of March 28, 1984, and for assistance to the National Weather Service in relaying warnings after the NOAA Weather Wire was disabled. He was also co-recipient of the AMS Special Award for extensive and exceptional work on the development, writing, implementation, and execution of the new standards for broadcasters through the American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist program. In 2000, Fishel was honored with an Emmy from Midsouth Region of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Hurricane Special. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Fishel is a BIG fan of the Penn State Nittany Lions as well as the New York Mets and Carolina Hurricanes. Fishel plays tuba for Saint Francis United Methodist Church Brass Band in Cary, NC. He and his wife Kathy have two sons, Brandon and Austin.