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 JONATHAN R. BELLEMORE  116 Mesa Drive | North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852 http://sites.google.com/site/jonathanbellemore/ jonbellemore@gmail.com | 401.529.4482 SUMMARY Meteorologist and anchor with over five years of forecasting experience ranging tropical storms and hurricanes in Florida to Cascade Mountain influenced snowstorms. Proven ability to deliver accurate forecasts and engaging presentation. Innovative, energetic and personable broadcaster using creative graphics and an easy to understand style to explain daily and long term weather forecasts. A passion for going beyond the camera and incorporating social media and new technology to increase viewer loyalty, support and participation and as a tool to convey important, time sensitive weather information. Successfully developed an online community through use of Twitter and Facebook as a reliable and accurate source for critical weather information. Credentials include:  Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science and Meteorology, Florida Institute of Technology (2006)  Certified SkyWARN Spotter, National Weather Service (2009)

September 2010 – Present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

News 12 Connecticut, Norwalk, Connecticut Freelance Meteorologist  Forecast, create, produce and present weather forecast for morning and evening newscasts as needed.  Accurately write and record weather forecast for local radio station and News12 website.  Report live from severe weather events in field.

April 2010 – August 2010

ABC6 | WLNE-TV, Providence, Rhode Island Freelance Meteorologist  Morning and evening show in-studio meteorologist fill in as needed.

August 2007 – March 2010

KOHD-TV News, Bend, Oregon Morning Meteorologist / Morning Anchor / Feature Reporter

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Generated in-depth and up to date forecast discussions to accurately maintain weather website. Recorded five minutes of weather cut-ins for four partner radio stations. Anchored a 2-hr show as meteorologist and co-anchor for morning newscast. Daily reporting involving weather related incidents or feature segments.

Achievements

 Organized the first bi-annual NWS storm spotter training sessions to help educate the community about local weather and increase viewer participation.  Implemented the "KOHD Storm Spotter" group which generously helped increase forecast reliability in rural parts of the DMA.  Designed and implemented "KOHD Flashback,” a daily look at local history, to replace failing news segment.  Integrated Facebook and Twitter with KOHD News as new form of positive community involvement.  Increase of “Daybreak” viewership by 133% in November 2008 and 100% in March 2009 sweeps period.  Scheduled and performed community outreach through public appearances, school visits and station tours.  Created and designed template graphics on WSI ShowFX for all weather shows.

September 2006 – August 2007 WPRI/WNAC-TV News Channel 12, East Providence, RI Intern Meteorologist / Weather Producer  Assisted chief meteorologist in utilizing the weather computer, accessing and analyzing raw data, preparing daily forecasts through satellite and radar interpretation.


TECHNICAL SKILLS WSI TrueView Titan HD Weather System  iNews & ENPS– Newsroom Management Weather Central 3D & ESP: Live  Edius v4.6: non-linear HD video editing Windows & Linux Operation Systems  Fortran90 programming language  Microsoft Office Suite (10+ years experience) BUFKIT, MOS, GFS, RUC, NGM & ETA  Live reporting and anchoring data analysis  Website development in HTML • BitCentral digital media distribution • Sony MiniDV (HDV) Handycam Camcorders  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn    

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OTHER ACTIVITIES / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS Host meteorologist for SkyWarn spotter training sessions at KOHD (2009) Official meteorologist for “Balloons over Bend” Children’s Festival (July 2009) EMCEE for “Munch and Music” Free Concerts in Bend, Oregon (Summer 2008 & 2009) EMCEE for “Warren Miller’s Endless Winter” at Tower Theater in Bend, Oregon (Winter 2009) Competed in national forecasting contest (2004-2006)

MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS  Member of American Meteorological Society (2003 – Present)  FITSCAMS - FIT Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (2002-2006) PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS  Summit of Mount Rainier, Washington at 14,411’ in August 2009  Summit of 5/7 New England high points from each state.  Recipient of FIT faculty scholarship           

REFERENCES Dr. Steven Lazarus, Associate Meteorology Professor Florida Tech | 321.394.2160 | slazarus@fit.edu Donal Harrigan, Meteorologist National Weather Service | 386.299.1452 | donal.harrigan@noaa.gov Tony Petrarca, Chief Meteorologist WPRI | 401.742-0751 | tpetrarca@wpri.com Fred Campagna, Chief Meteorologist ABC6 | 401.453.8182 | fcampagna@abc6.com Dave Feuerman, Assistant News Director News12 | 203.984.0489 | dafeuerman@news12.com Paul Piorek, Morning Meteorologist News12 | 203.750.5786 | pppiorek@news12.com Nicole Moye, Assistant News Director WPMT | 541.848.8474 | nmoye13@yahoo.com Neiko Bernardo, Freelance Engineer | 541.480.7107 | bernardovideo@aol.com Brian MacMillan, Weekend Meteorologist KPTV | 206.799.0972 | Brian.MacMillan@kptv.com Chris Summers, Technical Director KGUN | 520.907.9544 | summers.c@hotmail.com Kayna Whitworth, Reporter KOLD | kwhitworth@kold.com

JONATHAN R. BELLEMORE

116 Mesa Drive | North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852 http://sites.google.com/site/jonathanbellemore/ jonbellemore@gmail.com | 401.529.4482 Updated: May 2011


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