Greg Fishel

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Greg Fishel
Greg Fishel right profile WRAL.jpg
Born (1957-02-19) February 19, 1957 (age 63)

Greg Fishel (born February 19, 1957) is a former meteorologist for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1979.

Fishel began his broadcast meteorology career in 1979 with WMDT in Salisbury, Maryland.[1] He joined WRAL in 1981, and became the station's chief meteorologist in 1989.[2] He resigned from the WRAL News Team in February 2019.[3] In late 2019, Fishel joined Priogen Energy in Raleigh as an atmospheric scientist.[4]

Through most of his career, Fishel held a view on climate change in opposition to the climate consensus. However, he began researching the matter in 2005, and by 2015 he participated in a climate documentary. In his last five years with WRAL, Fishel would make strong anti-denialist statements on climate change.[5][6]

Fishel was the first certified broadcast meteorologist in the United States. He chaired the American Meteorological Society Broadcast Board Committee to develop the 100-question exam for the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist program.

Fishel is also the chair of the North Carolina State Climate Office Advisory Committee and a member of the Advisory Commission for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

Awards & Recognition[edit]


  1. ^ "11pm Newscast, 8/19/1980". WMDT.
  2. ^ WRAL. "Greg Fishel ::". WRAL. Archived from the original on 14 September 2010. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  3. ^ WRAL. "Greg Fishel announcement ::". Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  4. ^ Huffman, Dane (7 February 2020). "WRAL's Fishel lands new job". Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  5. ^ Fishel, Greg (13 November 2017). "How a North Carolina meteorologist abandoned his climate change skepticism". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  6. ^ Bennett, Abbie (23 May 2017). "'Put up or shut up': WRAL's Greg Fishel goes off on climate change deniers". The News & Observer. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Fishel receives national honor". WRAL.