Anthony Slaughter has always had a love for meteorology.
Growing up in St. Louis, 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.
To this day 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 & learning about 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 for 3 years in St. Louis, Missouri, where he visited over 100 local schools to educate kids about weather and the importance of following your dreams. He also covered numerous severe weather events in the St. Louis area, from snowstorms to dangerous tornadoes. He is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and is a dad to twin boys.