Brian Hutton Jr. joined the CBS 17 Storm Team in July 2019 after working at WTOK-TV in Mississippi.
Brian Hutton Jr. joined the CBS 17 Storm Team in July 2019 and is excited to call the Triangle and North Carolina home. Brian joined CBS 17 after an 8.5-year tenure at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Mississippi.
Brian spent the last 6.5 of his years there as the chief meteorologist and covered everything from snow and ice to hurricanes to multiple tornado outbreaks. In fact, Brian and his team were the only station on the air when an EF-4 tornado ripped through the city of Louisville on April 28, 2014.
Brian has received several awards for his on-air work, including Best Weather Anchor in the State of Mississippi in 2014 from the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and was the two-time winner of the Best Local TV Personality vote by the public from The Meridian Star in 2017 and 2019.
Brian grew up in Johnstown, Pennsylvania best known for flooding but is also the second snowiest region in the state.
It is here that Brian’s love for the weather grew and his love (and hate) of winter weather began.
Brian received his Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology from California University of Pennsylvania (yes, it is a real school) and his Master’s of Science in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
During and after his time in school, Brian has published research on the impact of sunspots on Atlantic tropical cyclones.
Brian moves to North Carolina with his wife of over 10 years, Jenny; their two daughters; and their two dogs.
In his free time, Brian loves to spend time with his family, grill, is an adjunct lecturer for Mississippi State University-Meridian, and is an avid player of the Commander Variant of Magic: The Gathering.