SPJ Events

Meet the Meteorologists program set for December 4

Winter weather is on the way.  Do you know the difference between hail, sleet and freezing rain?  Between an isobar and a Klondike bar?  The Polar Express and the Polar Vortex?  If not, we've got you covered like a six-inch snowfall in February.

The Louisville Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) presents, “Meet the Meteorologists,” an entertaining and informative program featuring three of Louisville's top television weather experts. Jay Cardosi (WLKY-32), Kevin Harned (WAVE-3), Marc Weinberg (WDRB-41), and Ben Pine (WHAS-11) will tell you everything you always wanted to know about the weather, but were afraid (or never had the chance) to ask.

They'll talk about the equipment and information they use to make their forecast, the difficulty in predicting the weather in the Ohio Valley, the magic “green screen” in the studio and maybe share a personal story or two about covering storms on the air. Steve York, a veteran newsman recently retired from WAVE-3, will lead the discussion.

They'll also discuss weather dangers. Last year nearly 450 people died from weather-related causes in the United States, including seven in Indiana and 10 in Kentucky. 

The program is free and open to the public.  It will be held Thursday, December 4, at Louisville Collegiate School, 2427 Glenmary Drive (near Grinstead Drive), from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the school's auditorium.

This is a chance for you to meet your meteorologists and ask them what you've always wanted to know about the weather.

We promise it will be fun and, most of all, informative.

What you learn could actually save your life.

For more information, please contact Robyn Davis Sekula, at or (502) 608-6125.

About SPJ

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.

SPJ has a group on Facebook which also has information about upcoming events.

Want to know more? Contact web site administrator Robyn Davis Sekula or call her at (812) 981-8223