Brian Shields, WFTV.com

Brian Shields

Weather has always been a passion. I first started giving the forecast with a chalkboard when I was 5. Now, you can catch me each weekday on Eyewitness News Daybreak and again at noon.

I graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Geography. I teamed up with my professor and published two studies on hurricanes and their impact on increased precipitation in the Eastern United States. I went on to obtain a degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. I also hold a certificate in Emergency Management from Florida State University.

My career started at the ABC affiliate in Salisbury, Maryland. Next, I was able to enjoy the mountains at the ABC affiliate in Charleston, West Virginia. I am a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM Seal Holder) through the American Meteorological Society and also have my National Weather Association Seal of Approval for weathercasting.

I’m a former board member at the Orlando Science Center and continue to partner with them on special projects.

I’m a big fan of the New York Yankees. And when the college basketball season rolls around, I am glued to the TV to see my Villanova Wildcats!

My wife, our three sons (the future frontcourt of the Orlando Magic), and I live in Orlando. We spend our free time eating too much pizza. If you have any suggestions where to find the best pizza, let me know!

Read Stories by Brian Shields

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Nice evening, warm Tuesday ahead of next cold front

Brian Shields Met forecast story

Temperatures steadily dropping, showers linger through early evening

Sunny skies, cool nights in the forecast; subtropical storm Melissa forms

Scattered afternoon showers; much drier, cooler conditions to end the week

'Wettest day in quite some time:' Storms soak portions of Central Florida

Isolated showers overnight; numerous storms Wednesday

Nice finish to the week, but changes on the way in Central Florida

Rough marine conditions, rip currents; winds to relax Thursday

Despite this week's breezy, hot pattern, October brings month of changes