Gary Dobbs

Gary Dobbs is WAAY-TV's midday and 5pm weather forecaster. Gary joined Channel 31 as Director of Weather Services on May 4, 1984, and has been forecasting weather in the valley ever since. Some of the most important severe weather events Gary covered include the ice storm of 1985 and the deadly tornadoes of 1989. He's also covered numerous hurricanes in the Gulf and Atlantic and sent back reports of tracking interest and damage assessment. Even with all his experience, Gary regularly attends several severe weather seminars in University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Film Communication. Gary also attended Penn State University studying Atmospheric Sciences. Positions held before his stint at WAAY-TV include WCFT-TV (Sports Director and Chief Meteorologist); WTBC Radio, Tuscaloosa (Assistant News Director); WHBB Radio, Selma (News Director); WFEB Radio, Sylacauga (General Manager); and WDNG Radio, Anniston (Sales Executive).

Born in Childersburg, Alabama, Gary is married to the former Belinda King of Decatur, Alabama, who teaches in the Madison County Schools.He has one Daughter, Shannon, and two sons: Gary Jr., and Brandon Walker.

Gary's hobbies include gardening, raquetball, running, bowling, and reading

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