The Award for Broadcast Meteorology was established to recognize a broadcast meteorologist for sustained long-term contributions to the community through the broadcast media, or for outstanding work during a specific weather event.
Prior to 2004, The Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist.
The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist is open to all AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologists and AMS Sealholders. The award is for excellence in showcasing station scientist material that is accessible and interesting to the general public, recognizing that an informed, scientifically literate citizenry is essential for meaningful public discourse and decision-making. Excellence can be demonstrated through a single report or series or an overall body of work.