scott derek 



Educational Background

Mississippi State University (Distance Learning)

Master of  Science in Applied Meteorology, 2013

Kean University, Union, NJ

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science/Meteorology, 2008


Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

Associate of Science in General Education (Science concentration), 2005

Forecasting Experience


WICZ-TV(Fox 40), Binghamton, NY                                                           November 2016-November 2017

Weekend/Fill-in Meteorologist


Prepare and deliver forecasts live for weekend ten o'clock news using Weather Central 3D:LIVE Fusion; also helped out in the control room when needed(telepromter, audio, etc.). Filled in for weekday six and ten o'clock news when main weather person was on vacation                                                                                           December 2010-July 2016

Philadelphia Weather Examiner

Top-10 ranked weather blogger focusing on Philadelphia's metropolitan area(including Northern Delaware and Southern New Jersey)
Brief daily synopsis, almanac breakdown, and discussion on the next seven days of weather for the region with custom-made Photoshop graphics


Merlin Media, New York City, NY                                      July 2011-July 2012, October 2012

Chief Meteorologist

Main in-house meteorologist at FM News 101.9(WEMP-FM) in New York City and IQ 106.9(WWIQ-FM) in Philadelphia(via ISDN in New York City studio)
Provided live and pre-recorded weather forecasts every ten minutes on the 5s(New York City) and 10s(Philadelphia) during morning and afternoon drive times using Burli, RCS NexGen, Audacity, and Adobe Audition.
On-call 24/7 for live in-house/phone updates during breaking weather events (hurricanes, snow storms, tornadoes, etc.)
Made public appearances at local events to help promote the station


Skills & Strengths

Weather graphics systems(WSI WeatherProducer, TruVu Max, ShowFX,  Photoshop)

ENG systems(Comprompter NewsKing, Burli, RCS)

Linear and nonlinear editing(Burli, Adobe Audition, Final Cut, Adobe Premiere)
Basic web page development/design, FTP file transfers
Microsoft Office Suite(Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

For a more complete resume & references please email me and I will forward it to you ASAP !