KWTX names veteran meteorologist Brady Taylor chief forecaster

Brady Taylor. (Staff photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) KWTX Wednesday announced the promotion of Central Texas native and veteran KWTX Meteorologist Brady Taylor to the position of chief meteorologist effective July 1.

He becomes only the fifth lead forecaster in the TV station’s 64-year history.

“It has been a real joy to serve this area for the last 14 years at KWTX, and I’m extremely honored to be named as the next chief meteorologist,” Taylor said.

Taylor has extensive experience both in the Weather Center and in the field, where most recently he used the KWTX Weather Edge to follow the storm that produced the EF-3 tornado that struck Franklin on April 13, providing valuable and potentially life-saving updates.

He’s a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

Retiring Senior Forecaster Rusty Garrett made the announcement during the evening newscasts Wednesday, May 15.

“I could not be prouder of Brady and his commitment to severe weather coverage and the people of Central Texas,” Garrett said.

“There’s absolutely no one more knowledgeable and humbly deserving to be invited into our viewer’s homes.”

Taylor says he’s eager to continue KWTX’s legacy coverage and oversee enhancements in weather forecasting technology.

“Having been born and raised in Central Texas, I understand how complex and crazy our weather can be,” he said.

Taylor grew up in the Texas Hill Country and graduated from Goldthwaite High School.

He attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville before transferring to Texas A&M University from which he graduated in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology.

He joined the KWTX Weather Authority team that same year as weekend meteorologist.

He most recently has served as the meteorologist thousands of people wake up to on “KWTX News 10 This Morning.”

“We launched a nationwide search to fill this very important role in the KWTX family but all along we knew the most experienced and trusted person for the job was already part of our award-winning team of meteorologists,” said KWTX Vice President and General Manager Josh Young.

Taylor is married and has a 10-year-old son.

He has served as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House of Temple and CASA of McLennan County.