Gene Norman is a multiple Emmy and Associated Press award-winning meteorologist with more than 20 years of meteorology experience at NASA and on television, along with a lifelong passion for science. While at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Gene spent eight years developing weather monitoring software for the space shuttle. During that time he landed his first TV meteorologist job while moonlighting at a TV station in Beaumont. From there he became a weekend meteorologist at KTRK-TV in Houston and then moved on to WGCL-TV in Atlanta where he served as Chief Meteorologist. He returned to Houston serving as Chief Meteorologist for KHOU-TV from 2008-2012. In 2013, he transitioned to tackle the weather in one of the most challenging parts of the country, serving as Chief Meteorologist for Birmingham’s WIAT-TV through the end of 2014.


Awards and Honors


Gene has been honored multiple awards for his weather reporting. In 2014, after only one year in the Birmingham TV market, he was honored with the Best Weather Anchor award from the Alabama Broadcasters Association. He also earned Honorable Mention in the Best Weather Anchor award from the Alabama Associated Press.

While in Houston, Gene received the Best Weathercast award from the Texas Associated Press. The KHOU 11 Hurricane Specials Gene co-wrote, produced and hosted earned the Lone Star Emmy for Best Weather Special in 2009 and 2010.

During his time at WGCL-TV in Atlanta, Gene earned the Best Weathercast Award from the Georgia Associated Press three years in a row from 2004 to 2006.. He earned two Emmy awards from the Southeast Emmy Chapter for Best Weather Anchor (2001, 2004) and Emmys for Best Weather Reporting in 2005 and 2006.

Gene has earned a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorology Society (AMS), of which he is a member. He also previously served as president of the AMS’ Broadcast Board. He is also a member of the National Weather Association.




Originally from New York, Gene holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in meteorology from the University of Maryland. He has served on the board of Houston’s Weather Research Center as an associate board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama.

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