Paul Williams - Chief Meteorologist
Paul Williams serves as chief meteorologist for WRDE-TV and Spanish-language Telemundo Delmarva.
“People on Delmarva can count on Paul for an accurate and interesting weather forecast. His three decades of forecasting experience, combined with his ability to communicate in both English and Spanish will serve audiences for both our NBC and Telemundo affiliates,” said Craig Jahelka, president of Draper Media.
Paul holds the American Meteorological Society Television Seal of Approval. Most recently he was senior meteorologist for AccuWeather, based in State College, Pa. There he organized and directed weather coverage for The Accuweather Network, seen in more than 60 markets and on ABC’s World News Now.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in meteorology as well as a bachelor of science degree in mass communications with a minor in physics from Jackson State University. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in Bible/counseling from Magnolia Bible College.
Paul served as the chief meteorologist for LOCAL 24 (ABC) in Memphis, Tenn., and prior to that finished a second "tour of duty" with WLBT-TV3 in Jackson, Miss., from 1999-2014. It was during this time in which Paul reported on the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Paul moved back to Missisissippi to finish raising his three daughters and to avoid moving from station to station during their formative years. This move was from FOX61 in Hartford Conn., where Paul's first position as chief meteorologist began in the late 1990s. He has also worked as a weekend morning meteorologist for KSDK-TV NEWSCHANNEL 5 during the massive floods in the early 90s.
"I'm thrilled to be a part of the WRDE/Telemundo team! For me, being here means that I am not only a member of the community, but a servant, eager to put my years of experience at the community's disposal,” said Paul. “I look forward to meeting and connecting with the team and community at large."
Paul Williams joins co-anchors Madeline Overturf and Matt Pencek on the anchor desk at WRDE-TV this fall with Coverage You Can Count On. He’ll also work closely with WBOC’s Storm Tracker Weather Team to provide life-saving emergency weather information when events warrant.
Draper Media, based in Salisbury, Md., consists of WBOC-TV, FOX21, WRDE-TV, Telemundo Delmarva, Antenna TV, MyCozi TV, WBOC Digital, WBOC-FM, WAAI-FM, WTDK-FM, WCEM-FM and WCEM-AM with additional studios in Cambridge, Md., Dover and Milton, Del.
Email Paul at email@example.com .