Nick Snider in front of the weather wall at WOUB

WOUB Weather Student Lands Job in Idaho Before Graduation

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ATHENS, OH – WOUB Student Nick Snider, a meteorology major, is graduating this May with a giant weight lifted off his shoulders. He already has a job lined up, thanks to the professional development and on-air opportunities he got forecasting the weather at WOUB.

“Back in January, I uploaded a resumé reel of my work on television at WOUB to YouTube and started applying for jobs just for fun to see what was out there. By mid-January, a news director reached out to me saying he saw my work on YouTube and wanted to talk.”

Snider was offered the position of weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter at KMVT, the CBS affiliate in Twin Falls, Idaho. He starts on June 5.

“I’m excited for the forecasting opportunities there. The mountains there make forecasting a challenge. They had seven or eight inches of snow on June 29 recently. I will get the chance to learn more about mountain meteorology.”

Snider grew up in Cleveland. He has been interested in the weather since the age of five and knew in the 5th grade that he wanted to be a television meteorologist. Snider chose Ohio University because of it’s strong meteorology program along with the opportunity to get on-air experience at WOUB.

“I got involved at WOUB as soon as I could my freshman year,” said Snider. “And it didn’t take long for me to get on the air. My first television weathercase was on November 9, 2017. I was so nervous. I was a train wreck.”

Professional staff members at WOUB also talked to Nick about the importance of learning journalism and television reporting skills. Snider added a journalism minor and knows that he is ready now to handle the reporting responsibilities at his new job.

“I’m excited about this new opportunity,” said Snider. “It wouldn’t have happened without WOUB.”