Tim Strong

WRDW | Augusta, Georgia
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Tim grew up in Columbia, S.C., near the town of Irmo. He spent many of his days playing sports like baseball and football. Tim has also been responsible for many broken windows while playing baseball in the back yard with his older brother.

After graduating from Irmo High School, Tim went on to Brevard College in Brevard, N.C., where he played baseball for two years. After Brevard, he finished up college at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and also played two more years of baseball. He has a Bachelor of Science in broadcast communications from Liberty University and a certificate of broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State. Tim is also a member of the American Meteorological Society.

Tim got his start in television at WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., as a news photographer between 2000 and 2002. Between 2002 and 2005, he was the morning and midday meteorologist at KLKN-TV Channel 8 in Lincoln, Neb., where he experienced enough snow in three years to last a lifetime. While at Channel 8, Tim was part of the weather team who won the AP Award for Severe Weather Coverage of the Hallam Tornado in May 2004. This tornado was the widest on record at 2.5 miles.

"I've always had a fascination with severe weather," Tim said. "When I was growing up, my friends would get a real kick out of how I could name all the meteorologists on the Weather Channel. I make my wife very nervous when I go outside during thunderstorms with the video camera."

Tim married his high-school sweetheart. He has two daughters and two cats. He enjoys several activities including going to church, working out, watching movies, playing softball at a church league and traveling. Tim also makes frequent stops at Chick-fil-A for any meal of the day. He loves being back in the South where family is close and where he doesn't have to worry much about snow.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
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