Ryan Phillips is the weekday morning meteorologist for NBC 6. He's been forecasting Florida weather for ten years, having worked on both coasts.
Before joining and NBC 6 Weather Team, Ryan worked for WZVN, the ABC affiliate for Naples/Ft. Myers, where he spent almost two years forecasting for the weekend morning and evening broadcasts. Ryan was part of the forecast team in August of 2004 that watched historic Category 4 Hurricane Charley make landfall in southwest Florida. Soon after his arrival in South Florida, he put that valuable experience to use as hurricanes Katrina and Wilma wreaked havoc across our community.
Prior to moving to Florida, Ryan worked more than three years at KHGI in Central Nebraska, where his weathercasts were recognized by the Associated Press of Nebraska.
Born and raised in Ohio, Ryan is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens, where he majored in geography and meteorology while also serving as a tutor and part-time instructor for the Department of Geography. Conveniently enough, Ryan's studies focused on tropical weather and hurricane impact on populated coastal locations.
Ryan holds the Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. Through the National Weather Association, Ryan also funds a national scholarship for undergraduate college students majoring in meteorology.
He also holds the designation as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society.
Locally, Ryan has participated in the annual "Taste of the Nation" to benefit Feeding South Florida. He is an active volunteer and supporter for the Humane Society of Greater Miami and is a supporter of the Shih-Tzu Rescue of Davie. Ryan enjoys speaking at schools and local organizations about weather awareness and hurricane preparation.