Hank Brown attributes his passion for severe weather to his father who exposed him to it at an early age. One of Hank's first memories is standing on the porch watching a tornado with his dad while the rest of the family was in the basement calling them crazy.
Hank's love of photography and severe weather brought him to NEWS 9 as a StormTracker in 1998. Since then he has traveled thousands of miles chasing tornadoes for Gary England and the NEWS 9 weather team.
Hank has witnessed countless tornadoes including the May 3, 1999 tornado in his own neighborhood in Moore.
Hank considers it an honor and privilege to warn fellow Oklahomans of impending severe weather danger. Hank says, "People make decisions that affect their family's safety based on the reports we give. I take that responsibility very serious."
Hank's chase partner is his wife Patty. Together they have four children and are involved with the youth at Eagle Heights Church in Oklahoma City. Hank is also a member of the church's mission leadership team and oversees local missions including working with the Whiz Kids program at an inner city Oklahoma City Public School.
Oklahoma native, Amy Castor was raised in the southwestern town of Mangum where her love of weather began. The wide open plains offered much in the way of viewing storms and her love for severe weather started at a very young age. More >>
Val Castor is NEWS 9's senior StormTracker. He joined NEWS 9 in the spring of 1991 and was the first StormTracker hired by the station. He has chased storms for NEWS 9 for the past 15 years, and as you might expect, has seen some of the most extreme weather imaginable.More >>
Marty Logan has been with NEWS 9 since March 1993 when he answered an ad in the Woodward Newspaper for a StormTracker in NW Oklahoma. Marty enjoys letting the public know about storms, be it tornadoes,More >>
Originally from England, as a young age James was fascinated with storms, and as he grew up, wanted to learn more and more about them. Eventually at the age of 18, he attended the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology.More >>
Originally from England, as a young age James was fascinated with storms, and as he grew up, wanted to learn more and more about them. Eventually at the age of 18, he attended the University of OklahomaMore >>
Tom Pastrano's fascination with weather began in the first grade. He would draw pictures of storms and tornadoes, so much that his teachers thought he might be having problems at home. By the time TomMore >>
Bobby Payne, "Tornado Magnet," began his affiliation with NEWS 9 as a StormTracker with the June 8, 1995 mile-wide tornadoes near the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle border. Since that time he has fearlesslyMore >>
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