ABOUT

 

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

Pierce Legeion joined the WNCT 9 On Your Side news team in December of 2014. He is currently a meteorologist and digital journalist for WNCT 9 On Your Side First Alert Weather. His anchoring duties include WNCT 9 On Your Side Weekend Morning Edition from 6-8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday as well as general assignment reporting during the week, including People and Places with Pierce on Thursday.

Pierce comes to us from wild and wonderful West Virginia, where he was the morning and noon meteorologist at WDTV, the CBS station in Clarksburg, for over two years. He also was a reporter at times while at WDTV. Pierce started his broadcast career at his hometown TV station, WNCTV, in West Newton, PA, where he did everything from production to weather.

Pierce graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology and also holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal from the American Meteorological Society. While at Penn State, he was a member of the Campus Weather Service, which creates weather forecasts for web, radio, and TV clients across Pennsylvania. He was also heavily involved with the Penn State Dance Marathon, which has raised millions of dollars for the Four Diamonds Fund & the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital to assist families and fight childhood cancer.

Despite being a Pennsylvania native, Pierce is no stranger to North Carolina. He lived in Raleigh for over two years before heading back north to work at WDTV. In his spare time, he loves being outdoors biking, hiking, and swimming, and loves the beach. He is thrilled to be back in North Carolina and looks forward to being part of the WNCT First Alert Weather Team & the 9 On Your Side Team.

 

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!