My name is David Burgett and I am a senior journalism major at Kent State University. I grew up in Lorain, Ohio, just down the road from Lake Erie. I came to Kent State with the goal of being a television reporter, but found a more fitting niche along the way as a weathercaster.
I have enjoyed reporting and producing television news at Kent State’s student-run television station, TV2, for the past three years. I found my love of meteorology after taking a meteorology course my sophomore year, which taught me basic weather patterns and the formation of different types of meteorological storm systems. As I was presenting the weather once a week with TV2, I was also using my new knowledge from class to explain the weather in Northeast Ohio. I always say learning to be a weather forecaster is like putting together the pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle.
I will graduate from Kent State in May 2020 with aspirations of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from another university. I interned with WOIO -WUAB Cleveland 19 News, WKBN 27 First News in Youngstown and even The Weather Channel during my time at Kent State.
As a future meteorologist my goal is to leave a lasting impact on the viewer with my knowledge and my personality. At the end of my career, I would like to either to be a meteorologist in Cleveland or at The Weather Channel.
When I am not in a newsroom or weather center you can find me outside running in a nearby metro park, eating endless amounts of ice cream at the local ice cream parlor or hopefully waterskiing on Lake Erie during the warmer months of the year.
I have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the Cuyahoga River this semester. I hope you enjoy and also find value in the work my classmates and I did.