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Tim Drawbridge arrived at NewsChannel 13 in January 2007. He, along with Bob, Paul, and Jason, love the weather and strive to deliver accurate and balanced forecasts that allow you to plan your day and keep your family safe.
Tim and Dan Bazile wake you up and get you out the door on Saturday and Sunday mornings during Weekend Today. Dan and Tim look to keep you up-to-date with the latest news, weather, and sports while keeping things light and interesting with Web Cams from around the region, Weather Photos, and fun cooking segments from the Let's Eat Kitchen.
Tim, who grew up on the East End of Long Island, is a graduate of Lyndon State College located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society holding their TV Seal of Approval since August 1998. He also has been recognized by Metroland Newsweekly as "Best TV Weather Anchor" in 2004 and again in 2007 in their yearly, staff-compiled "Best of the Capital Region."
His career began at WVNY in Burlington, Vermont late in 1993. A year later, Tim was off to Central Kentucky and WLEX. He spent three years forecasting the weather and dealing with the severe weather challenges of the Bluegrass State. He received accolades for his severe weather coverage having been nominated and commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by a member of the former Lexington office of the National Weather Service. As well, he had the opportunity to co-host the Miss Kentucky Gala while also becoming familiar with the fun of Kentucky basketball, the Kentucky Horse Park, Keeneland and The Derby.
In 1997 Tim took on the challenge of building a weather department from scratch. He was off to WSYM in Lansing, Michigan where he ran into Coach Tom Izzo at first base during his first PR appearance at a charity softball game. Tim participated in the Snowflake Chili Cook-off four times winning 4th place one year. He learned some of the ins and outs of Hot Air Ballooning and loved experiencing the MSU football & basketball seasons. Early in 2002, Tim headed for WZVN in Fort Myers, Florida to bask in the sunshine and deal with the intricate challenges of sea breeze fronts and tropical meteorology.
Tim, having interned at WTEN and WNYT in 1991, returned to the Capital Region in September 2003. He worked the morning shift at Capital News 9 for two years and had a brief stint at FOX 23, before joining NewsChannel13.
When Tim isn't doing the weather, he's hitting the gym, landscaping and gardening - obviously, when it's warm. He's also no stranger to the kitchen - yes, the dude can cook, bake and barbecue. And yes, he's been a Mets and Jets fan since the days of Craig Swan pitching to John Stearns and Richard Todd throwing deep fly patterns to Wesley Walker.