Anchorage 64.0 °F
Fairbanks 75.0 °F
Juneau 58.0 °F
Brad Maushart is the Meteorologist for Your Alaska Link. Brad grew up in Guilford, Indiana and graduated from East Central H.S. in St. Leon, IN in 2008. He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana from 2009 to 2012 where he pursued his passion for meteorology. He graduated with a bachelors degree in Meteorology and Climatology and a minor in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
While in college, Brad spent his little spare time working with the highly acclaimed student news program, NewsLink Indiana as a weathercaster where he called himself the Meteorologist in Progress. He was a letter winning student athlete at Ball State for his portrayal of Charlie Cardinal, the best mascot in the Mid-American Conference. When asked what it was like to be the mascot, he always replies simply, “Hot.” He also was a founder of SWATChasers LLC, a storm chasing company and Indiana Small Business of the Year Nominee. Brad spent endless hours on the back roads interlacing the Midwest and Great Plains and lived by his favorite quote, “I was born for a storm and a calm does not suit me.” He successfully chased the world’s widest tornado, an EF-4 which spanned 2.8 miles in diameter in Pocahontas, IA, the eye of Hurricane Irene in Beaufort, NC in 2011 and even survived a direct hit from a mile wide, EF-3 tornado in Wichita, KS. While the field work and experience of storm chasing gave him more than a classroom education ever could alone, he needed a change, and fearing the possibility of giving his parents any more gray hair, he pursued a different career path… broadcasting!
Brad knew that he wanted to get out of Indiana for his first job, having lived there for his whole life. He applied to several jobs across the country, but the job with Your Alaska Link in Anchorage really stuck out from the rest of the pack. After getting the job offer, he flew up to visit and fell in love after stepping off the plane and into the Ted Stevens terminal, filled with several intimidating, taxidermy bears and the panoramic view of the Chugach Mountains. To make the permanent move to Alaska, he took to the road, driving over 3,800 miles in 5 days.
Brad strives to prove the common theory that “Alaskan weather is unpredictable” wrong, each and every day. He likes to have fun with the weather reports, using a laid back approach while still maintaining his professional composure. With his off time, Brad enjoys hiking, skiing, sightseeing, photography, and a nice, cold beer with good friends. If you have any questions, comments, complaints or suggestions, feel free to contact Brad any time.
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