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Expert in Weather and Climate

Expert ID: 737264 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is a board-certified meteorologist. He graduated Employer with honors in 2007 with a BS in Earth Science, Meteorology. After Kean, he worked as a broadcast meteorologist at News 12 Networks where he earned 2 Emmy Awards and 7 nominations in six years. He founded a meteorological consulting firm based in New Jersey that has worked dozens of legal cases providing expert witness testimony for weather-related personal injury claims.

He has been the Chief Meteorologist of the New York City (undisclosed) since 2010. Expert is one of only 17 meteorologists in the world to have earned both the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal as well as the highly coveted Certified Consulting Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society.

In a highly publicized career shift, Expert resigned from his TV job in 2017 and moved to Milan, Italy, where he formed partnerships in climate change risk assessment and mitigation. He is the co-founder of the organization Climate (undisclosed). He repatriated to the United States due to the pandemic in 2019, and presently fills-in on air at News 12 Networks and New York 1 News. He is the author of multiple publications, and conference presentations have been delivered in both his native tongue and Italian. Recently, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: BS Subject: Atmospheric Science Institution: Kean University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor Department: Meteorology
Responsibilities:
Adjunct professor of intro to meteorology

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Forensic Consulting
Responsibilities:
Forensic accident and weather reconstruction
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Meteorologist Department:
Responsibilities:
Annually since 2010.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Broadcast Meteorologist Department:
Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
− Board of Directors, International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists, elected 2018
− L’Associazione Italiana di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e Meteorologia, joined 2018
− Italian Climate Network, joined 2017
− Climate without Borders, joined 2017
− National Weather Association, 2004-2017
− American Meteorological Society, joined 2003
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Consulting Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society
Professional Appointments
- Professor of Meteorology, Employer, NJ
- Board of Directors: International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists (IABM)
- Seat at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) World Congress, Geneva, Switzerland
- Chief meteorologist of the NYC Marathon
- Broadcast meteorologist at News 12 Television Networks
- Founding member of Climate without Borders organization
- Advisory Board member of “Climate Matters” program at Climate Central, Princeton, NJ
- Invited speaker at the National Weather Association Annual Conference
- Invited speaker at the American Meteorological Society short course on climate
- Invited speaker at Lercari Insurance Climate Change workshop, Milan, Italy
- Session Chair at United Nations Forum on Climate Change, Taipei, Taiwan
Awards / Recognition
− Elected Director of Publications, International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists
− Winner of Best Climate Solutions, Climate without Borders
− CCM Seal, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, from the American Meteorological Society
− Associated Press: 1st place Award, Best Weathercaster in New York State
− Associated Press: Weather Award Winner
− NY Emmy Award Winner: On-Camera Talent: Weather Anchor
− NY Emmy Award Winner: Outstanding Daytime Newscast: Larger Markets
− CBM Seal, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, from the American Meteorological Society
− 5-time NY Emmy Award Nominee for On Camera Talent: Weather Anchor
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 2
Quotations in publications: 8
Invited professional talks: 17
Conference contributions and group workshops: 12
Attendee at professional development conferences and seminars: 32

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Cases in which Expert has been involved are wide ranging. They include: slip and fall accidents due to snow and ice accumulation, property damage due to high winds, tornadoes, hail and, personal injury due to lightning, long term wind studies, and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature data research. For all these cases, Expert acquired, analyzed and interpreted the weather data, reconstructed the weather at the time and location of the accident or incident and provided expert opinion of the impact of the weather factor on the event. His services have been performed for both plaintiffs and defendants at a 50/50 ratio to date.

Plaintiff: 6
Defense: 6
Training / Seminars
Invited Poster: “Worst Since Sandy” Severe Local Storms Symposium, American Meteorological Society 100th Annual Conference, 9-16 January 2020, Boston, MA.
Invited Participant: SECLI-FIRM 2nd Stakeholder Workshop, Copernicus Programme, 17 January 2019, Milan, Italy.
Invited Participant: Festival for the Earth, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), 3-4 December 2018, Venice, Italy.
Invited Participant: Insurtech Workshop: Gruppo Lercari e Expert Meteo, 25 October 2018, Milan, Italy.
Participant: EMS Broadcast and Media Workshop, EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2018, 6 September 2018, Budapest, Hungary.
Invited Poster: “Worst Since Sandy” Severe Local Storms Symposium, American Meteorological Society 100th Annual Conference, 9-16 January 2020, Boston, MA.
Invited Participant: SECLI-FIRM 2nd Stakeholder Workshop, Copernicus Programme, 17 January 2019, Milan, Italy.
Invited Participant: Festival for the Earth, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), 3-4 December 2018, Venice, Italy.
Invited Participant: Insurtech Workshop: Gruppo Lercari e Expert Meteo, 25 October 2018, Milan, Italy.
Participant: EMS Broadcast and Media Workshop, EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2018, 6 September 2018, Budapest, Hungary.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has peer reviewed emergency action plans for severe weather for the ToughMudder and NYRR organizations. He has also presented at professional meteorological conferences and public speaking engagements where I included new research on how climate change has impacted severe weather events. Recent research includes climate change risk assessment for various locations in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Slovakia, Norway, Iceland, Austria, Spain, Hungary, Singapore, South Africa, India and Taiwan.

Invitations for weather and climate speaking engagements have been fulfilled at NASA Goddard’s Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; Lercari Insurance Group in Milan, Italy; the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium; City Hall Climate Talks in Paris, France; the United Nations Forum on Climate Change in Taipei, Taiwan and Sky News Arabia in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Additional professional experience includes:
- Seat at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) World Congress, Geneva, Switzerland.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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