The Award for Broadcast Meteorology

(Prior to 2004, The Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist)


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. Nominations must be made in writing by an individual or group, and if possible, should be accompanied by an example(s) of the individual's work. Single event nominations must be based on extraordinary work during a demanding weather event. Although the Award is normally intended for an individual, it may be awarded in recognition of a team effort under special circumstances.

Nominations are considered by the Professional Affairs Commission’s Board on Broadcast Meteorology, which makes a recommendation for final approval by AMS Council

Nomination Process

Nominations can come from an individual or group and should be accompanied by examples of the individual’s work, via link(s) or media files of an event or a composite of the individual’s career work. AMS membership is not required to submit an award nomination. The nominator is responsible for uploading the entire nomination package, which must include a citation of no more than 25 words, a letter of support, and a biography of the nominee. Nominations are due by 15 May.


  • Citation (limit of 25 words)
  • Nomination letter (3 pages maximum)
  • Nominee biography (2 pages maximum)
  • One letter of support (2 pages maximum)
  • If, as recommended, broadcast content is provided, and if this is submitted in the form of URLs, then these links must be fully and freely accessible.