Chief Meteorologist Brandon Wholey joined News 4 in September 2008 and can be seen forecasting Reno's challenging weather weekdays on the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts.
Brandon is a member of the American Meteorological Society and is currently pursuing his CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) seal of approval for excellence in weather broadcasting.
Brandon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Lyndon State College in Vermont, where he was on the Dean's List and graduated Cum Laude. He also majored in Television News, focusing on reporting and anchoring. While at Lyndon, Brandon was part of the News 7 team. News 7 provides twice-daily live newscasts of local news and weather via cable to over 9,000 subscribers in northeastern Vermont and northern New Hampshire. There he served as an on-camera student meteorologist for four semesters. He also gained valuable on-air experience as a reporter and an anchor. In 2008, Brandon earned the distinguished award of Best Student Weather Anchor in the Nation given annually by the Broadcast Education Association.
Brandon got additional hands on training by interning at KOMO-TV and KCPQ-TV in Seattle, Washington. During those internships, he was mentored by some of the best weather broadcasters in the business. At both stations, he was responsible for forecasting the Pacific Northwest's ever-changing weather and making on-air graphics.
When he is not standing in front of the green screen, you can find him exploring the great outdoors, golfing, listening to music, putting his digital camera to good use, or catching the latest hit at the movie theater.
You can contact Brandon at bwholey@MyNews4.com.