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WOUB Wednesdays: WHIO TV Morning Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini Taylor

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Wednesday, March 31 at 7:15 p.m.

ATHENS, OH – Kirstie Zontini Taylor used every opportunity WOUB and Ohio University offered to make her dreams come true. Zontini was a broadcast major with a meteorology specialization at Ohio University and graduated in 2011. She is the morning meteorologist at WHIO in Dayton, Ohio, the number one CBS affiliate in the country.

Zontini has won an Ohio AP Award for Best Weathercast and an Emmy for her work on a severe weather special, Surviving the Storm. Zontini created and hosts a weather and science podcast, Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast. Before coming to Dayton, she worked in Youngstown as a weekend meteorologist and weekday video journalist.

“During WOUB Wednesdays, current WOUB students are learning so much from former WOUB students who are out in the world working in the media industry,” said WOUB Student Professional Development and Production Services Director Michael Rodriguez. “We are so glad to have Kirstie speak because she brings the perspective of someone who was looking to build their broadcasting career doing weather.”

“Each week through mid-April, we will have a different former WOUB student scheduled to talk with current students,” said WOUB Community Engagement Manager Cheri Russo. “The former students are excited to share what they have learned out in the industry with current students at WOUB.”

Next week, students will have the opportunity to hear from PBS A Capitol Fourth and National Memorial Day Concert Director Paul Miller. The final WOUB Wednesday will be held on April 14. It will be a virtual panel discussion examining the state of the broadcast industry during these trying times. Several former WOUB students will be on hand to talk about the issues and hear from current students about their experiences and questions.

The virtual discussions are held each Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. and are open to all current and former WOUB students as well as WOUB staff. Those interested can register at  Registration is required for each week’s session.