Glenn Johnson was hired by 13WHAM...twice: the first time in January 1985 as a college intern, compiling data in the weather office, while studying meteorology at SUNY Brockport; the second time, after graduation, in May 1985, as a full time meteorologist.
Glenn started as 13 WHAM's weekend meteorologist. After four years of working weekends, he was "promoted" to 13WHAM News This Morning and 13WHAM News Midday, starting his day at 4:00 AM.
"Getting to work by 4:00 in the morning can be a test for anyone's love of the profession," says Glenn. "But it's the enjoyment of forecasting (or trying to forecast) our unique weather which makes the job fun. There are not too many people who can say their work can change from day to day such as the weather changes."
Now Glenn won't have to worry about rising at 4AM; he was promoted once again, upon the retirement of Bill Peterson, to chief meteorologist. He can now be seen on 13WHAM News at 5, 13WHAM News at 6, and 13WHAM News at 11.
Glenn is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, and he was awarded their Seal of Approval for television weathercasting. In 2005 Glenn was awarded the SUNY Brockport award for Community Service.
In the past, Glenn has been a board member for the Rochester Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury. Recently he was on the board of Partners in Community Development. He is currently on the board of The College at Brockport Alumni Association and is also serving on the advisory board of the Rochester Museum and Science Center for their project "NASA Science and Technology on the Family Calendar". In addition, Glenn is an adjunct instructor teaching Weather and Climate at Monroe Community College. You can also find his writing on the weather in a weekly Sunday column for the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper.
Glenn and his wife Eileen live in Fairport with their two sons. Glenn enjoys all sports, reading and working on his home. His long term project is restoring an old MGB sports car.