Each Groundhog Day, The Weather Discovery Center honors individuals who have advanced the knowledge of weather science, climatology, and meteorology.
As Hall of Fame members, they help to represent and advance the mission of the Weather Discovery Center, which is to help visitors explore and understand the science behind weather phenomena.
Join us in February as we induct our newest Hall of Fame member!
2008 Inductee: Jeff Verszyla
Jeff Verszyla is the Chief Meteorologist at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. A lifelong resident of Western Pennsylvania, Jeff is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association and the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists. He also serves as a trained weather spotter for the Pittsburgh office of the National Weather Service. He received a degree in Broadcast Communications and English from Allegheny College and a degree in Meteorology from Mississippi State.
He began his broadcasting career on Pittsburgh radio and came to KDKA-TV from a TV station in Texas. While there he covered numerous hurricanes and chased "Texas-sized" super cells every spring. "My job is to inform the people of my hometown about the potential impact of a weather situation, so they can take the necessary steps to protect their property and, more importantly, their lives."