NEW YORK – April 11, 2022 – FOX Weather, FOX News Media’s free ad-supported streaming television (“FAST”) weather service, in partnership with Mississippi State University, has named Haley Meier as the inaugural recipient of its scholarship program, announced Sharri Berg, president of the service. The scholarship, which was announced by FOX Weather in November 2021, is part of a long-term partnership designed to support candidates in their pursuit of a career in broadcast meteorology.
In making the announcement, Berg said, “We are proud to recognize Haley Meier as our first Mississippi State University scholarship recipient. As we look to foster the next generation of broadcast meteorologists, we are confident this scholarship will help students take the next step in chasing their dreams.”
Meier added, “I am incredibly honored for the opportunity to work with such an entrepreneurial organization that is committed to the advancement and continued innovation of meteorological sciences.”
Meier is currently a junior at Mississippi State University majoring in broadcast meteorology. In addition to being a full-time student, she also serves as a weekend morning meteorologist for WTVA-TV in Tupelo, Mississippi. In this capacity, she provides weather forecasting, which includes creating informative graphics as well as engaging with the community on behalf of the station. Meier is also treasurer of the East Mississippi Chapter of the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society, the Vice President and Commander of Mississippi’s Chapter of The Hidden Opponent Organization and is a former member of the Mississippi State women’s soccer team.
The scholarship will be applied to Meier’s 2022-23 school year. Part of a long-term partnership between the service and Mississippi State University to support the future of the meteorology industry, the endowment is set up in perpetuity and features a FOX Weather internship along with a dedicated FOX Weather meteorologist to serve as a mentor throughout the process. Preference for the scholarship was given to upper-level undergraduates with a proven academic achievement record of a 3.0 GPA or higher.
FOX Weather is a 24/7 free ad-supported television service (FAST) operated by FOX News Media. The service builds upon FOX News Channel’s expansive news gathering units & FOX Television Stations’ (FTS) added resources with a combined 120 meteorologists for a comprehensive suite of weather products featuring local, regional, and national reporting, in addition to live programming. Utilizing multiple radar systems, including an immersive mobile 3D radar, FOX Weather offers users an innovative approach to forecasting, including coverage surrounding all weather patterns, from immediate to long-term. Available at foxweather.com and through the FOX Weather app for iOS and Android, FOX Weather is also on internet-connected TVs via FOX NOW, the FOX News app, Tubi, Amazon News, YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV and Xumo. On linear, FOX Weather is simulcast from 6-9AM/ET on Saturdays & Sundays on FOX Business Network and is currently accessible across FTS’s Diginet footprint in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Seattle, and San Francisco. The streaming service also simulcasts one hour per weekday and two hours on weekends on FTS’s 11 duopoly stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Orlando.
FOX Weather Media Contact
212.301.3879 or Connor.email@example.com