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MPR News’s Paul Huttner to Headline Sunrise on the Mississippi 2019

We are excited to announce Paul Huttner as the featured speaker of our annual Sunrise on the Mississippi September 5th 2019. Huttner has served as a broadcast meteorologist for TV and radio stations for over 30 years and is currently the Chief Meteorologist with MPR News.

At MPR, Huttner focuses on the whys of weather and climate beyond the forecast and authors the Updraft blog. In 2013, he launched MPR’s Climate Cast, a weekly radio segment that focuses on climate change news, science, and solutions.

As a resident of the Twin Cities, Huttner has a deep understanding of our local weather and climate. His work focusing on climate vulnerability has provided insight into the greatest factors of climate change we face here in Minnesota, as well as strategies to mitigate some of those risks – including the warming of cities due to human activity, known as the “heat island effect.” Huttner will speak to the important role urban-green spaces play in alleviating the warming of cities, as well as a larger role that investments in parks can play in our earth’s changing climate.

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More about Paul Huttner from his MPR bio:

Paul began his career in operational forecasting at Chicago’s Weather Command in 1986. He delivered specialized forecasts to radio stations, energy clients, and city operations. Paul worked as a TV meteorologist WCCO-TV in Minneapolis for 8 years. At WGN-TV in Chicago Paul was hired as the 1st meteorologist for the launch the WGN Morning News in 1994. Paul also lead a weather team of 4 as Chief Meteorologist for KGUN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Tucson, Arizona from 1997-2005. In 2007 Paul was tapped by Minnesota Public Radio as their 1st ever Chief Meteorologist to launch daily weather content on MPR’s 40+ station network and online.

Paul is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul and holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with an emphasis in meteorology. Paul is also a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and has been awarded the AMS Television Seal of Approval. In March 2008, Huttner earned AMS’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation.

Featured Image Courtesy of MPR News.

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