Meteorologist Shay Ryan joins ABC Action News

ABC Action News/WFTS-TV welcomes Meteorologist Shay Ryan to the team beginning August 13, 2012. Shay joins the popular ABC Action News morning team of Dan Shaffer, Deiah Riley and Meredyth Censullo weekdays from 5-7am and on ABC Action News at Noon.

Shay Ryan is returning to her home state of Florida. She grew up in a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale and received her Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication from the University of Florida. She has also earned a Master's degree in Geoscience with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Shay is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has earned the AMS seal of approval.
 
Shay was most recently a weather anchor for Fox 5 News in New York City and Fox News Channel. She has extensive experience covering severe storms, record flooding and heat waves during her time as a meteorologist in New York, Michigan, Georgia and Mississippi. While in Savannah, she covered Hurricane Floyd and took part in the largest peacetime evacuation in U.S. history. Staying at the Emergency Management Shelter for 36 hours, Shay reported on key safety updates and the tracked the storm's path.
 
Shay adds her forecasting expertise to the ABC Action Weather Team that includes Denis Phillips, Wayne Shattuck and Bill Logan. ABC Action News currently has the only team of forecasters "Certified Most Accurate" in the United States by an independent research company.
 
"Shay's weather knowledge, combined with her great television and online skills, make her a perfect fit to forecast our unique weather patterns here in the Bay area and help people get started with their day," said General Manager Rich Pegram. 
 
Other than being a self-proclaimed "weather geek," Shay spends her free time enjoying the outdoors with her two young children and husband as much as possible. She loves the water and every activity on it or in it! She loves to cook, paint and is a home improvement enthusiast. She is excited to be back in Florida, where she was raised, and looks forward to raising her own children here in Bay area.
 
About WFTS/ABC Action News
 
WFTS-TV is the primary ABC network affiliate for the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota television market, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. WFTS/ABC Action News was the first broadcast station newscast in the Tampa Bay area to broadcast in high definition. ABC Action News has been named the Associated Press' Best Overall News Operation for past four years. ABC Action News leads the way providing local news and weather coverage on-air, on the web and on mobile phones. WFTS-TV is a Scripps Media station. For additional information, visit the WFTS-TV website at www.abcactionnews.com.
 
About Scripps 
 
Scripps (www.scripps.com) is a leading media enterprise driven to develop and expand its digital strategies including social gaming, while embracing its rich history in delivering quality journalism through television stations, newspapers and Scripps Howard News Service. Creative, talented and energetic employees are leading the way at 19 television stations in major cities such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa. The Scripps digital group is growing and gaining momentum with new product offerings, enhancements, and technology that gives customers more options than ever before to find the information and entertainment they crave.
 
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