Bill Reh

Bill Reh has been forecasting the weather in central North Carolina since 1983.

Bill spent 13 years working and forecasting the weather at WTVD in Durham, covering such weather events as the Red Springs killer tornado outbreak of 1984, the deadly Raleigh tornado of November 1988 and Hurricane Fran in 1996. He also wrote and produced the exhibit “Ask a Meteorologist” for the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science in Durham.

Bill then worked at WB22 in Raleigh for five years forecasting and covering Hurricane Floyd and the Snow Storm of the Century in 2000. He also initiated the first ozone maps to be used graphically in the country and presented a tutorial video at the 2003 National Air Quality Conference in San Antonio.

Through his experiences as a television meteorologist in the area, he has gained an unique understanding of how important the weather is to viewers and how it affects North Carolinians.

He says he is in the stage in his career where young adults come up to him and say that they grew up watching him.

Bill graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, with a double major in meteorology and broadcasting. He earned the American Meteorological Society Television Seal of Approval in 1984.

He has taught continuing education classes on the weather at Duke University and has visited literally thousands of school children throughout the years explaining the hows and whys of weather.

Bill has been honored several times by viewers for his weathercasts and was recognized in the 2010 Metro Bravo Awards.  Also he was a finalist in the 2018 Best Local Weatherperson from INDYweek Best of the Triangle awards.

When he’s not forecasting the weather for CBS North Carolina, Bill enjoys cooking, exercising (so he can eat), following the Cubs, spending time with his family, and, when the weather is nice, being outdoors.

You can contact Bill by email at breh@cbs17.com.

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