My name is Pierce Legeion. I am a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Global Business Strategies for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries. My interest in the weather started at the age of 5 when the Weather Channel was my favorite channel on TV. I can remember as a kid sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night during the Blizzard of '93 to watch the storm unfold on live TV. I drove my family crazy at times as a result, but weather was definitely my passion then and still is today. My love for weather has taken me to great places. From pursuing my education at Penn State to chasing tornadoes in the Great Plains of the central US to my current home at WNCT in Greenville, NC, my love for the weather grows with each new experience. I started my career at the television station in my hometown, WNCTV 7. I gained lots of experience in everything from production work behind the scenes to on-air work on a live show aired weekly along with a weekly live weathercast. That experience led me to WDTV 5 News and WVFX Fox 10 News in Clarksburg, WV where I was the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for Marion and Taylor County, WV for 6 months and the morning meteorologist for 2 and a half years. I'm currently the weekend morning meteorologist and a weather/science/environmental/feature reporter for WNCT 9 On Your Side. I hope you have enjoyed your stay thus far. Feel free to send me an email and let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting my website. Have a great day!
- Pierce Legeion
WNCT 9 On Your Side BIO
WDTV 5 News/WVFX Fox 10 News BIO
I joined the 5 News team in May of 2012 as Weekend Meteorologist and Weekday Reporter before moving into my current position as the Daybreak and Midday Meteorologist in December of 2012. I grew up just north of the border in the small town of West Newton, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, I spent several years at my hometown’s TV station, WNCTV 7, doing everything from production to weather. My experiences there led to my opportunity here at 5 News. Weather has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I drew lots of weather maps and watched countless hours of the Weather Channel. The event that solidified my love for weather was the Blizzard of ’93, which dropped 2 feet of snow in my hometown. It was also the first time I ever saw thundersnow, which was definitely a cool experience as a 9 year old.
Despite growing up just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, I did grow up a Mountaineer fan, so there’s no need to worry there. I also am a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers, as well as the Penn State Nittany Lions.
In my spare time, I love spending time outdoors. I love to bike, hike and swim. I really look forward to living in North Central West Virginia, and bringing you your First Alert forecast bright and early on weekday mornings. Please be sure to “like” me on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter!