Anthony Slaughter has always had a love for meteorology.
As a child in Boston he was the designated family meteorologist, alerting his family and friends to dangerous weather in the area.
His passion for weather continued to grow when he joined the storm-chasing team at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he majored in Environmental and Physical Geography. By his sophomore year he was not only storm chasing but also getting hands-on experience with Doppler and Velocity radar, finding which areas should be aware of potentially severe weather.
During his junior year in college, he was offered a coveted internship at KOMU in Columbia, Mo. After a few months there, he was offered the weekend weather anchor for the 6pm and 10pm newscasts.
During his time at KOMU, he went from an intern to the main weekend weathercaster, even training three interns from 2006-2009 (all while still in college).
Anthony makes it a habit to visit local schools to talk about weather. He also participates in local events to raise money for local charities. Outside of work, he enjoys any activity outdoors, whether it’s swimming, running, biking, kayaking or tennis. He also plays the drums and has the most fun finding new music.
Anthony values his family and his friends for pushing him to follow his dreams and never give up. He also loves to travel.
He was most recently the weekend meteorologist in St. Louis, Mo. He is a native of Boston, Mass.