Brad Anderson is a meteorologist at 10/11 News where he has worked for more than 15 years, starting as the weekend meteorologist in 1995 and moving to the 10/11 morning and noon newscasts in 1998. Brad is happy about working at 10/11 for so many years. "When I first got out of college and started here at 10/11 I didn't know how long I would be here. I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to grow and stay here at 10/11. Working with Ken Siemek for the last 15 years has been invaluable and inspirational. I feel that we have a complete and solid weather team here at 10/11"
Brad begins his days before most people are awake, preparing weather forecasts. "A morning newscast is different than an afternoon or evening newscast," Brad says. "Most people are getting up and scrambling to get the kids ready for school or getting themselves ready for work. A lot of viewers put 10/11 on TV while getting dressed, making breakfast or ironing their shirts. As they run in and out of the TV room they might miss the forecast, but they know they will get the chance to hear the forecast again in 10 minutes. That need is the reason we have weather forecasts every 10 minutes. Weather on the 10s is awesome."
Nebraska weather can be challenging and exciting. "In what other state can you have a roaring blizzard in the western part and severe thunderstorms in the east? Temperatures could be in the teens in one part of Nebraska, and another part of the state could have temperatures in the eighties. We are rarely bored in the 10/11 Weather Center."
Brad loves to watch the weather, but he has other interests as well. The Beatles are his favorite music group, and he is a fan of science fiction movies, television shows and books. "I love Star Trek and Star Wars. I guess that makes me a geek, but I can't help it. I love it" He is also a history buff.
Brad values time with his wife and three boys. "We enjoy camping, gardening, watching movies as a family and taking vacations in the Rocky Mountains." He also enjoys watching both college and pro football. The Huskers are his favorite college team, and the Minnesota Vikings are his favorite pro team. "Someday the Vikings will win a Super Bowl."
Brad loves living in Lincoln and Nebraska. "Lincoln is such a great place to raise a family, I feel very fortunate to live here in Lincoln and Nebraska, and I don't want to leave."
Brad is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He has earned both the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal and The National Weather Association Seal of Approval.