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Sam Parish, forensic meteorologist, broadcaster
Sam Parish

Sam is a skilled broadcast and forensic meteorologist with 30 years of operational weather analysis and forecasting experience.  Sam graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.


Sam's focus has been on extreme weather, accurate forecasts, and graphical presentation of weather data. Sam has covered the 1993 Catoosa tornado, May 3, 1999 OK Tornado Outbreak, Hurricane Ivan 2004, Carney, OK F-4 tornado in May 2013 to name just a few severe weather outbreaks and extreme weather events.

Sam was worked as a broadcast meteorologist in Baton Rouge, LA, Panama City, FL, Tulsa, OK, and Joplin, MO. Sam has also worked as an aviation and meteorological observer for Tulsa International Airport for 11 years providing meteorological support to military, commercial and general aviation interests.


Sam co-founded the National Storm Channel, an online stream casting platform covering breaking weather events across the nation.  Sam has also provided expert analysis and forecasts for the natural gas industry as well as weather related litigation.

Brian James, forensic meteorologist, broadcaster
Senior Meteorologist
Brian James

Brian grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan where his fascination with weather began with blizzards and lake effect snow. But it was an interest in powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes that led him south after high school.


Brian graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1997 with a bachelor of science in meteorology. While in college, he was a storm chaser for KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City and that paved the way for his first job in television. Right after graduation, he became the weather producer and storm chase coordinator for KOCO-TV.

From there, Brian moved in front of the camera when he took a job in Cadillac, Michigan at WGKI-TV. His next opportunity took him to WEYI-TV in Flint, Michigan where he spent three years as the morning meteorologist.

Brian joined KVII-TV in Amarillo from 2003 to 2007. He returned to KVII for a second go 'round from 2008 to 2015.

Brian is married and has two daughters. Besides storm chasing, his interests include staying fit at the gym and fishing.


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