Paul Williams is a double graduate from Jackson State University, where he received his first degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Biology/Chemistry, which was earned in 1989. The second degree was earned in Meteorology with a minor in Physics/Advanced Math.
Paul earned the American Meteorological Society Television Seal of Approval while working with an NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri.
During his previous working tour at WLBT, Paul was part of the award-winning 30-minute special, "Without Warning," a report on the tornadoes that pounded Rankin County. The program won several awards and nominations for special projects and spot news which occurred in November, 1992.
In 1993, Paul left WLBT for a larger market opportunity in St. Louis, at KSDK-TV. After his three year stay in St. Louis, Paul was recruited by WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, to serve as their Chief Meteorologist for the award winning FOX affiliate. During his stay in Hartford, WLBT developed a need for a seasoned meteorologist to fill in the vacant morning weather slot. WLBT called and Paul gladly answered to come back home, closer to family and his favorite professional family at WLBT.
So far, Paul has instituted the "Hometown Forecast," which is a detailed look at the forecast for small towns and communities in Mississippi. Paul's expertise in computer graphics and meteorological analytical models also add another dimension to the morning show. His utilization of WLBT's Storm Tracker was put to the test as soon as he arrived, showcasing his knowledge of storm systems and detailed reports on height, strength and even potential hail formation of storms.
Paul is committed to reaching the community with weather related projects for education programs in Mississippi school systems. Paul's Greatest Accomplishment: Becoming a Christian and a member of the Church of Christ. He now preaches for the Metro East Church of Christ.
He welcomes any and everyone to stop by on Sundays for a visit and fellowship. The church's website is : www.metroeastcoc.org
Paul has been married since 1990 and has three daughters.
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