Marvin officially retired on June 24, 2016 after 34 years at WITN. Marvin and his wife Alice will continue to host our popular Holiday Vacation trips and he plans to help out should a major weather event impact Eastern Carolina.
NAME: Marvin Daugherty
TITLE: Meteorologist Emeritus
OFFICIAL STATUS: Retired!!!
ALMA MATER: East Carolina and Mississippi State University
FAVORITE TV SHOW: All In The Family
FAVORITE MOVIE: It's A Wonderful Life
FAVORITE BAND: Marshall Tucker Band
FAVORITE SONG: Take The Highway
FAVORITE BOOK: How to Win Friends and Influence People
FAVORITE FOOD: Spaghetti
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Dr. Pepper
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Sit on back deck and look at nature
FAVORITE SEASON: Autumn
FUN FACT: I was a good billiards player as a kid
Marvin says, "I don't remember much abouct the storm, but I do remember how my parents and other folks in the community reacted after the storm hit."
Marvin attended Chowan College after completing high school in Jones County. He obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Chowan. Marvin then attended East Carolina University.
As a Pirate, he received a bachelor's and master's degree in sociology and psychology. He attended further graduate studies at the University of North Texas and eventually taught in college for a year in Iowa.
Marvin then decided to return to Eastern North Carolina. It was soon after that he decided to audition for weekend weather at WITN. In October 1982, Marvin began his career at WITN. He continued his education at Mississippi State University, where he completed coursework in meteorology. Marvin applied and received the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, an honor that only some 1,600 or so people have achieved since its inception in 1959. The American Meteorological Society recently designated Marvin as a "Certified Broadcast Meteorologist." This higher level of certification was obtained with additional education and training. As of July 2008, there are only 330 practicing CBMs in the United States.
Marvin's witnessed and reported on just about every major weather event in Eastern Carolina for the past two decades. His experience and knowledge of weather have made him a household name in Eastern Carolina.
Marvin has been married to his wife, Alice, for 36 years. They have three grown children.
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