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Chief Meteorologist John Cessarich Inducted Into NATAS

Sep 07, 2018 10:47AM ● By Kathleen Maris
WYFF News 4 Chief Meteorologist John Cessarich has been named to the prestigious Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Southeast Chapter. The award will be presented to Cessarich at the Induction Ceremony in Atlanta, Ga.

“John Cessarich is a true professional. He embodies everything a local broadcaster should be,” said John Humphries, WYFF 4 president and general manager. “The Silver Circle is a distinguished honor, and we’re proud of John for receiving this recognition from his peers in the industry.”

Silver Circle inductees are nominated by their peers from across Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, and North Carolina. It’s a society of honor that recognizes a career dedicated to the advancement of the television and digital media industry. Induction is a milestone reserved for professionals who have done more than witness change within an industry: They’ve led it. Cessarich becomes WYFF 4’s fifth Silver Circle inductee. The others are former WYFF 4 News Director Andy Still (2001), Assistant News Director Lee Brown (2007), anchors Carol Goldsmith (2012), and Michael Cogdill (2015).

“John Cessarich is an excellent meteorologist,” said WYFF 4 News Director Bruce Barkley. “He sets the standard for accuracy and dependability in the Carolinas and Georgia. Whether he’s “on the road” or forecasting severe weather, John is dedicated to this community and our television station.”

Cessarich joined WYFF 4 in 1991. He has been a respected chief meteorologist for 27 years on WYFF News 4’s early evening and 11 p.m. newscasts. His popular “John On The Road” segments have taken him all around the Upstate. He’s a seven-time recipient of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association Television Personality of the Year Award and an eight-time winner of the Southeast Regional Emmy for Best Weathercaster. In addition, Cessarich also regularly visits area schools giving weather presentations to students.