Erik Taylor joined the StormTracker13 Weather Team in January 2015.
Erik began his broadcasting career in beautiful west Tennessee. Erik comes from a small town in New Jersey called Pemberton, known for its blueberries and cranberries. Watching crops grow and weather change in the Garden State led him to study Meteorology and Horticulture (Turf and Agriculture) at Rutgers University. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in Meteorology and Plant Science.
At school, Erik became an On-Air Meteorologist for Rutgers Weather Watcher and developed a love of presenting weather in understandable ways. He interned at CBS3 in Philadelphia (KYW-TV) and with his experiences in the 4th largest television market in the United States allowed him to understand that weather is more than just atmospheric processes. Television weather is a way to connect with a community, educate, save lives, and serve as a station scientist.
Erik put his skills to work with utilizing his plant science and weather background to teach the local public and in particular to kids of all ages. He enjoys making kids smile with cool science experiments that teach them in everyday science that is going on around them.
Erik enjoys running, rowing, swimming, biking, and anything that deals with the great outdoors. He loves helping viewers with their gardening challenges and can't wait to take in some more great views of the Mountain State.
Besides all of this he is continuing to work on research with the National Weather Service in his area on how to get people to understand watches and warnings better. If you have any ideas or schools for him to talk to, please let him know!
Erik S. Taylor
Follow Erik on Twitter @WeatherErik or Facebook.com/MeteorologistErikTaylor