Brad Maushart joined The Weather Authority in late 2018. You can catch him on-air between Wednesday and Sunday.
Brad grew up in Guilford, Ind., just across the state line and graduated from East Central High School in St. Leon. He has family representing all corners of the Tri-State.
He is a proud graduate of Ball State University and is also a former mascot, Charlie Cardinal (#ChirpChirp!). Brad earned a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology and Climatology and a minor in Emergency Management and Homeland Security in 2012.
Through college, Brad was a co-owner of a storm chasing company that provided footage of severe storms, tornadoes and hurricanes to several Midwest television stations, CNN and other national television outlets. In 2011, he intercepted Hurricane Irene in Beaufort, N.C. He has forecasted, chased and photographed several major severe weather outbreaks in nearly every state east of the Rockies.
After graduating, Brad accepted a chief meteorologist position in Anchorage, Alaska. He forecasted anything and everything from volcanic ash plumes to Jökulhlaups to the Aurora Borealis and plenty of winter weather, of course. However, one (very, very, very long) winter was enough and Brad decided to move back to the Lower 48 to once again pursue his passion for severe weather.
He spent three years in the Deep South, never quite acclimating completely to the tropical heat and humidity. He regularly manned the Mobile Weather Lab, a suped-up SUV that he used to chase severe and tornadic storms throughout Mississippi. After several years, an opportunity came knocking and it was time for Brad to return home.
He spent several months with WCPO in Cincinnati to fill-in for another meteorologist who was absent on maternity leave. After a short stint in his hometown, another door opened in Indianapolis for an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Brad spent nearly the last two years in Indianapolis at WISH-TV.
Brad is an avid Cincinnati sports fan including FC Cincinnati, the Bengals, Reds and Cyclones. He dabbles in photography, skiing, hiking, biking and enjoys exploring all that the Queen City has to offer. You might spot him at a local game, a craft brewery or even a local eatery when he’s not working.