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Kevin Gregory Weather Camp coming to PCPL

Monday, July 9, 2012

Kevin Gregory
Everyone talks about the weather and nobody may do anything about it -- as Mark Twin once said -- but the Putnam County Public Library (PCPL) will do something about it on July 25.

In the midst of one of the craziest weather years ever -- especially with a drought and 100-degree temperatures dominating the Indiana scene -- the PCPL is bringing Kevin Gregory's Weather Camp to Greencastle for the afternoon.

When WRTV, Channel 6, Indianapolis meteorologists Kevin Gregory and Todd Klaassen take their annual Weather Camp on the road this summer, one of their destinations will be the Putnam County Library on Wednesday, July 25 from 1-3 p.m.

Gregory and Klaassen will be accompanied by RTV6 staff members who will film their two-hour camp for ages 7-11 as they teach youngsters about Indiana weather, as well as the basics of TV broadcasting.

The Weather Camp is a free event at the library and will be held in the Kiwanis Room on the lower level.

Persons are asked to sign up at the library, or contact by email: press@putnam.lib.in. us or by phone at 653-2755 ex. 118.

The name Gregory is synonymous with weather in Indianapolis. Kevin's father, Bob, has worked for three decades at WTHR (Channel 13). Gregory admits that he learned a lot growing up by going to work with his father and observing his easy-going style and commitment to the community.

When Gregory is not forecasting the weather for RTV6, he is often in the community teaching the next generation about the weather. He has visited hundreds of elementary schools over the last 18 years and hosts Kevin's Weather Camp each July. Nearly 2,000 children have attended the camp since it began.

Gregory joined RTV6 in August 1989. He also worked at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill., and at WLFI-TV in Lafayette.

Gregory is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Purdue University, where he earned a degree in telecommunications. He also is a graduate of the Mississippi State Broadcast Meteorology program.

Gregory has earned the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, granted to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations.

Gregory lives in Avon with his wife Susan and children Matt and Annie.

Klaassen is 6News' morning meteorologist. He was born, raised and went to college in New Jersey and is a graduate of Kean University with a degree in meteorology.

While in college, Klaassen was hired part-time by CBS News. His duties included producing graphics and writing weather scripts for the on-air talent. After graduation, he was hired by WCBS in New York City as a Meteorologist/Weather Producer for the morning newscast.

After a year, he left for FOX 47 in Lansing, Mich., to become the weekday evening meteorologist. Klaassen's next job brought him to the Circle City, where he worked as a meteorologist at FOX 59 for two years.

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