9 things to know about Brian Shields

Behind the scenes: Meteorologist Brian Shields announces his return to Channel 9

ORLANDO, Fla. — He’s back, Central Florida!

Brian Shields will return to Channel 9 Eyewitness News This Morning, beginning Monday.

Here are nine things to know about Brian:

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1. Brian gave his first weather forecast using a chalkboard when he was just five years old.

2. He has a wife and three sons.

3. Brian has written a children’s books called “Pug on the Run.” It’s inspired by his very own pup.

4. He graduated from Pennsylvania’s Villanova University with a degree in geography.

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5. While there, he and his professor published two studies about hurricanes.

6. He then obtained a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University.

7. Brian is known for his hilarious weather memes. Take a look at some of them here.

8. He previously worked at television stations in Salisbury, Maryland, and Charleston, West Virginia.

9. Brian holds a certificate in emergency management from Florida State University.

Watch Brian Shields weekdays on Channel 9 Eyewitness This Morning, beginning at 4:30 a.m.

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And don’t forget to follow Brian on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.