Meteorologist Trent Magill

Email: magill@newsnet5.com

Twitter: @TrentMWeather

Facebook: facebook.com / TrentMWeather

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri.

Education: University of Missouri, B.S. in Meteorology.

Current Position/Job Duties: Meteorologist.

Previous Work Experience: Morning Meteorologist at KMID-TV in Midland, Texas and Weekend/Fill-in Meteorologist at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Joined NewsChannel 5: December 2011.

Most Memorable Stories: I am an avid storm chaser and have been fascinated by storms for as long as I can remember. That being said, my most memorable storm didn't even produce a tornado.  It was a thunderstorm, with hail the size of baseballs! Hail falls at about 95 mph, similar to a MLB fastball. I saw hailstones breaking through windows, car windshields, even through a tin barn roof! Thankfully no one was hurt, but that goes to show, even storms without tornadoes are worth taking seriously.

Awards/Honors: American Meteorological Society "Certified Broadcast Meteorologist" Seal.

Favorite Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Cavaliers

Favorite Music: Classic Rock, country, alternative, pop, hip/hop, R&B.

Favorite Movie: Twister and Anchorman.

Favorite Program: Lost.

Favorite Book: Born to Run.

Favorite Foods: Anything pasta.

Pet: An American Bulldog named Brick.

My passion: Weather and meeting people. Whenever you see me out, stop me and say "hello."

Hobbies & Interests: Any outdoor sport/activity. I love competitive sports and plan on running in at least one marathon before I turn 30.

Hidden Talent: I can walk on my hands.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The weather. Our area gets every type of weather, you will see me with a sunburn in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I live for active weather.

You're most likely to see me around town at: One of Cleveland Metroparks' Trails running. I will make any excuse to get outside.

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