Chief Meteorologist Danielle Breezy receives major honor for 2020 tornado coverage

NASHVILLE- News 2’s Danielle Breezy received high honor for her lifesaving work covering the Middle Tennessee tornado outbreak in March 2020.

Breezy, WKRN’s Chief Meteorologist, was honored by the American Meteorological Society with the June Bacon-Bercey Award for Broadcast Meteorology, and popular the announcement from home at the virtual awards show on Sunday (see time marker 1:54:57 to watch ABC News’ Ginger Zee announce her award).

News 2 and the Weather Authority crew covered the extensive damage from the EF-3 tornado that swept through Middle TN, including Nashville, late March 2 through the early hours of March 3. The tornado caused significant damage to many buildings and resulted in fatalities. .

Breezy and fellow meteorologists Davis Nolan and Mary Mays kept Tennesseans safe that night with continuous coverage, tracking the destruction of 10 tornadoes, including the EF-3 Nashville tornado and the EF-4 tornado in the county of Putnam.

“Our number one priority at News 2 is keeping our viewers safe and informed,” she said after receiving the award. “That’s what we did on March 2-3, 2020 and what we do every day and night when tornadoes threaten. I’m truly honored that the American Meteorological Society felt our weather team did this. It’s really special.”

Covering severe weather is nothing new to the seasoned meteorologist. Breezy joined WKRN in 2016 after her weather career took her from Salisbury, Oklahoma City, to Dallas and Boston before landing in Music City.

The Philadelphia native has seen it all, from blizzards and ice storms to tornadoes. Such experiences led her to become a veteran of severe weather reporting and ultimately to receive high honor from the AMS.

Follow Danielle Breezy’s weather coverage at wkrn.com and on her social media pages: Facebook at @daniellebreezytv, Instagram at @daniellebreezytv, Twitter at @daniellebreezyand YouTube to @Danielle Breezy.

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