Last Updated 12 months by Devontae Jackson
On Tuesday, December 18, 2018 I got to sit down with a few degreed broadcast meteorologist. I was there to do an interview with the Chief Meteorologist for WHIO-TV and one of my best friends, McCall Vrydaghs.
The interview was about the lack of blacks in the field of meteorology. I thought no better person to interview about this other than someone who works in the field right?
I first sat down with McCall and got her thoughts on why there is a lack of blacks in the meteorology field. I won’t give her answer here since it’s a radio interview and it’s not ready. She even talked about how women is a minority in the field of meteorology. She also gave insight on how rare it is to have a women chief meteorologist in a field dominated by white males.
I then got to sit down with Dontae Jones, a newly hired black meteorologist for WHIO. Everyone agreed and thought that it would be a good idea to get a sound bite from an African American meteorologist. He gave insight on why he thought a lot of African Americans are not in the field. I won’t give away his answer either because again it’s a radio interview and it’s not ready. He gave advice to inspiring blacks who wants to become a meteorologist and gave me some personal advice for when I go to college.
I must say it was really fun and interesting to sit down and to chat with them!