MILWAUKEE – TMJ4 News is thrilled to announce that Brian Niznansky has been promoted to Chief Meteorologist for TMJ4 News.
“From growing up in Racine to going to college at UWM, Brian Niznansky dreamed from a young age of being the chief meteorologist for TMJ4. Thanks to Niz’s passion for weather, his dedication to this station and hometown, not to mention flat – through hard work, Niz’s dream came true,” said TMJ4 News Director Tim Vetscher.
“When I started this career path 20 years ago, going to school at UW-Milwaukee and interning at TMJ4, I set a career goal of one day being chief meteorologist at TMJ4. My idols growing up were Paul Joseph and John Malan. 20 more in a few years, if I’m mentioned in the same breath as them, I know I’ve done this work,” Niznansky said.
With this new role, Niznansky will step down from his TMJ4 News Today role and move into evening shows, which is when we typically see severe weather. The evening shift will allow Niznansky, as leader, to be front and center during our coverage of the storm.
This news comes after Brian Gotter announced he would be stepping down from television to take up a position with the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund.
Gotter will be with TMJ4 throughout the fall. Niznansky will take over from October 3.
“Milwaukee is my home, always has been and always will be. This community means everything to me and it is an honor to now lead the Milwaukee Weather Team,” Niznansky said.
The search for a new meteorologist for TMJ4 News Today is already underway.
Please join us in congratulating Niz on this well-deserved promotion!
About Brian Niznansky:
Brian joined TMJ4 after working for several years at our sister station NBC26 in Green Bay. Prior to Green Bay, he worked in Wausau, where he was voted “Favorite Weather” by Wausau City Pages readers. Brian grew up in Racine, earned a degree in meteorology from UW-Milwaukee, and absolutely loves forecasting for his hometown.
Brian and his wife Julie live in Grafton with their two young daughters, Olivia and Riley. Most of Brian’s family stays in Racine, and Julie’s family is in Mequon. Brian explains: “It is very important that our daughters have a close relationship with their grandparents. »
Brian’s fascination with the weather goes back as far as he can remember. According to Brian, “I used to get picked to watch The Weather Channel more than ESPN.” As Brian continued his meteorology studies at UW-Milwaukee, he learned the broadcast side of things, while being mentored by John Malan.
Brian is a weather nerd to the core. “If I’m not at work tracking storms, I’ll either check them from home or chase them,” he says. But make no mistake – Brian is also a Badgers, Brewers, Bucks and Packers fanatic.
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