Breezy, WKRN’s Chief Meteorologist, was honored by the American Meteorological Society with the June Bacon-Bercey Award for Broadcast Meteorology, and celebrated the announcement from home during the virtual awards ceremony on Sunday (see time marker 1:54:57 to watch ABC News’ Ginger Zee announce her award).
News 2 and the Weather Authority team covered the extensive damage of the EF-3 tornado that swept through Middle TN, including Nashville, late on March 2 into the early hours of March 3. The tornado caused major damage to many buildings and caused some fatalities.
Breezy, and fellow meteorologists Davis Nolan and Mary Mays kept Tennesseans safe that night with ongoing coverage, tracking the destruction of 10 tornadoes including the EF-3 Nashville tornado and the EF-4 tornado in Putnam County.
“Our number 1 priority at News 2 is to keep our viewers safe and informed,” she said after receiving the award. “That is what we did on March 2,3 2020 and what we do on all days and nights when tornadoes threaten. I am truly honored that the American Meteorological Society felt our weather team did that. It is really special.”
Covering severe weather is nothing new for the seasoned meteorologist. Breezy joined WKRN in 2016 after her meteorological career took her from Salisbury, Oklahoma City, to Dallas and Boston before landing in Music City.
The Philadelphia native has seen everything from blizzards and ice storms to tornadoes. Such experiences lead her to becoming a veteran in reporting severe weather and ultimately to receiving a high honor from the AMS.
Follow Danielle Breezy’s weather coverage on wkrn.com and on her social media pages: Facebook at @daniellebreezytv, Instagram at @daniellebreezytv, Twitter at @daniellebreezy, and YouTube at @Danielle Breezy.