NAME: Charlie Ironmonger
ALMA MATER: University of Washington
PREVIOUS STATIONS: KOMO in Seattle, Washington
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Game of Thrones
FAVORITE MOVIE: Scent of a Woman
FAVORITE BAND: The Eagles or Tom Petty
FAVORITE SONG: Honey Bee by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
FAVORITE BOOK: Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
FAVORITE FOOD: Sandwiches
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Orange Juice
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Watch UW football/basketball, wakeboard and go camping
FAVORITE SEASON: The transition between Summer and Fall, leaves change color and hurricanes happen
FUN FACT: I once brought a llama in to a school assembly and proceeded to perform the Napoleon Dynamite dance
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: Random FedEx packages… it seemed to work out well for Tom Hanks
Charlie Ironmonger joined WITN in October 2012. He is a meteorologist from the beautiful but rainy Seattle, Washington.
Charlie started off his education studying business marketing. But as he continued school, he lost interest in economics. He attended a mid-life crisis seminar when he was 19 and quickly realized weather was the subject matter for him. During his time studying meteorology at the University of Washington, he interned at the National Weather Service and at KOMO News in downtown Seattle. After forecasting the snow/ice storm that shut down western Washington and left many without power, he knew his goal was to be a TV meteorologist.
Charlie is also passionate about community outreach and community service. In Seattle, he guest taught at local elementary schools, helped raise funds for children with special needs and revamped the weather portion of NOAA’s annual Science Camp. He is very excited about continuing community service here in eastern North Carolina.
Charlie is an avid college football and basketball fan and believes March Madness should be recognized as a national holiday (yes, the entire month).
From the culinary arts to ECU football, Charlie is excited to experience all that the Eastern Carolina culture has to offer.
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