His most favorite ride at Disney World is Space Mountain, wants to know the secrets of the universe and a long suffering Detroit Lions fan. It’s time to talk stand up comedy and the magic of the mystical green screen. From The Weather Channel our friend Todd Borek goes Beyond the Mic.
Todd Borek is a broadcast meteorologist working at The Weather Channel. Currently, you can hear him on numerous stations across the nation with The Weather Channel Radio Network. He is also a freelance on-air meteorologist on The Weather Channel’s TV network, The Weather Channel’s OTT streaming app, Local Now as well as WAGA Fox-5 Atlanta. Before working at The Weather Channel, Todd’s on-air meteorology career took him to various small and mid-sized TV stations around the US along with a 2-year stint as a weather producer at CNN.
Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Todd is a lifelong Detroit sports fan and realizes the Detroit Lions will never reach the Super Bowl. He graduated from Michigan State University.
Welcome Todd Borek :
We’re joined on the Starline by a reformed comedian, now monitoring weather phenomenon around the US as a Weather Channel Meteorologist Todd Borek Welcome brother…
Let’s go Beyond the Mic before you left the Big Reds of Chippewa Valley High School was Meteorology your first love?
As a member of the Wyandot Middle School Wall of Fame, you excelled in three sports… other than baseball what was the other two?
You’re a reformed comedian, gave it up to be a serious weather man and also for your family, what do you miss about being a comedian?
If that was the worse set you did, where was the best place you did a set at.
We’re talking to Wyandot Middle School Wall of Fame and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Todd Borek Beyond the Mic. Finish this sentence : The most misunderstood concept of my job is ______.
There’s the American Model , the European Model, the throw it at the wall and see if it sticks, the Color by Numbers Meterological Model. How frustrating when only one of those models is going to be right?
You believe in nurturing the future of your craft by talking with students about meteorology, what’s the 1st question you always get asked?
10% of your work time is the actual on air presentation of your forecast. 90% of the time you are creating the graphics and re-examining data. So what was the one thing that took you the longest time to master in your craft?
Why are you a meteorologist?
Todd Borek from the Weather Channel joins us Beyond the Mic. We’ve talked about the weather, we talked about the past, but we haven’t talked about your love of game shows. You were on the Price is Right with Bob Barker, tell us about your experience… Did you make it from contestant row?
If there was a game show from the past that you would have liked to be a part of which would have been?
Since you are from Michigan, I have to ask you about your fandom of the Detroit Lions. What was so special about your first NFL football game?
We both love great sports moments. We’ve seen special games in person. The good for me was Nolan Ryan’s 7th no hitter, the worst game for me The Drive. Which the one special game you were at will you tell anyone anytime about good or bad??
We’re talking to the Weekend Ahead Pirate Todd Borek How did your time at WSAZ-TV in Huntington West Virginia change the way you are today?
You didn’t even blink when I brought up the weekend ahead pirate reference from your past. That says something.
I always love to know about the people who mentor interesting people. Who has taken you under their wing and who do you like to mentor?
The Weather Channel’s Todd Borek joins us Beyond the Mic. If people follow you on social media, they know you are a cat foster parent. How did fostering your first calico Tiger Lilly change you?
Since you are on TV so much, who has better taste in clothes, you or your wife?
The Rockin’ 8
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. Our mutual friend Christopher Gabriel has requested and been given the chance to have a question of his as part of the Rockin’ 8
There is no Pressure. 1. Which mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?
2. What’s the one quirk about you that drives your wife crazy?
3. Place you want to visit but haven’t yet?
4. If you could have 5 minutes with any person, dead or alive who would it be?
5. Favorite Movie Character and Quote from them?
6. Favorite and LEAST favorite rides at Walt Disney World?
7. No matter how hard you try …what’s the one thing you can never do right
8. Todd, if you had to be a fan of any other team in the Big 10 other than Michigan State, which would it be?