Bryan Norcross is currently a hurricane specialist at Local 10 News, the station where he began his stretch on television in Miami in 1983.
From 2010 through the busy hurricane season of 2017, Bryan served as the senior hurricane specialist at The Weather Channel. He anchored the coverage of every important hurricane through that time from the Atlanta headquarters, including his extensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Bryan became nationally known after he talked South Florida through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. From 1996 through 2008, he was the in-house hurricane analyst for CBS News in New York and anchored the coverage of numerous hurricanes for WFOR in Miami. Prior to that time, he worked for WTVJ and on NBC News programs from New York, including the "Today" show.
After Superstorm Sandy, Bryan testified before the New York City Council concerning the city's threat analysis and communications processes before the storm. After Hurricane Andrew, Bryan was named expert advisor to the Academic Task Force on Hurricane Catastrophe Insurance by Florida treasurer and insurance commissioner Bill Nelson and was a member of the governor's committee to evaluate state response and recommend changes to the state emergency management system by Gov. Lawton Chiles.
In appreciation for his work before, during and after Hurricane Andrew, Bryan received the 1993 David Brinkley Award for Excellence in Communication. He was also publicly recognized with designations of Bryan Norcross Days in Miami, Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, among other cities. In addition, he's the recipient of an Emmy Award from the southeast chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the DuPont and Peabody awards, the highest awards given in broadcasting in the United States.
Bryan released his newest book, "My Hurricane Andrew Story," in May 2017. The book also includes Bryan's analysis of steps that need to be taken now, if we are to successfully navigate the great hurricanes of the future.
In 2006, Bryan's comprehensive hurricane guide called "Hurricane Almanac" was released by St. Martin's Press. The book covers hurricane science, history, preparedness and more. A follow-up edition was released in the spring of 2007.
Bryan has a Bachelor of Science degree in math and a Master of Science degree in communications and meteorology from Florida State University. In addition, Bryan received an honorary doctor of public service degree from Florida International University. He is a longtime resident of Miami Beach.