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Kevin Gregory

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2021-09-30 06:22:09-04

Q: Why did you decide to pursue television news as a career?
A: I started following my father, Bob Gregory, to work when I was in 2nd grade in 1972. I was already following in his footsteps.

Q: What was your first job?
A: WLFI-TV 18 in West Lafayette

Q: What is on your DVR?
A: whatever my wife, Susan, wants to watch

Q: What is favorite way to spend a day off?
A: with my wife and kids, usually at a sporting event of theirs

Q: Favorite restaurant in Indy?
A: I am a carnivore. So several steak houses are on my favorite list like St. Elmo, Ruth's Chris, Outback and Texas Roadhouse

Q: Most challenging part of your job?
A: My job is a Bermuda Triangle of meteorological knowledge, computer/artistic ability and the ability to communicate.

Q: Most memorable story you ever covered?
A: Every season becomes memorable in the weather department for one reason or another.

Q: Favorite book, movie?
A: Outliers is my favorite book. Lincoln my most recent favorite movie. Love Forrest Gump though!

Q: What’s on your iPod?
A: don't have that device

Q: What is something that would surprise people about you?
A: I am 6'5" tall and have 31 acres to take care of in Hendricks County.

Q: Best advice you ever got?
A: be positive

Q: Favorite vacation spot?
A: Gulf Coast

Q: What is your proudest career moment?
A: being hired by RTV in 1989

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: Gibb is our black lab and Rory, our yorkie

Q: When I am not at work I am…
A: with my family or on a lawnmower in the summer

Q: Biggest pet peeve?
A: Our desire to know "how much snow" way before I can reliably tell you

Q: What advice would you give someone to get into the business?
A: Be yourself, work hard, really get to know your co-workers and have a positive attitude.

Q: Do you have a favorite cause/charity?
A: the RTV6 Toy Drive

Q: When was the last time you tried something new? What was it?
A: Tried a rowing machine at the Avon YMCA

Q: What electronic gadget can you not live without?
A: my phone

Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?
A: moving to Indianapolis from Albany, NY in 1972

Q: What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
A: flying with the Blue Angels in an F-18 (scariest)

Q: What is the hardest thing you ever had to do?
A: face my mom's journey with terminal cancer

Q: Did you have a mentor in your career?
A: my father

Q: If you weren't in your current profession what would you be doing?
A: There is a 30% chance I would be a teacher.

Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
A: give RTV6 an exclusive interview

Q: If you could witness any event, past or present what would it be?
A: being in the presence of Abraham Lincoln

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: I take great pride in my children's accomplishments and interest.

The name Gregory is synonymous with weather in Indianapolis. Kevin Gregory's father, Bob, has worked for three decades at WTHR. Gregory admits that he learned a lot growing up by going to work with his father and observing his easy-going style and commitment to the community.

When Gregory is not forecasting the weather for RTV6, he is often in the community teaching the next generation about the weather. He has visited hundreds of elementary schools over the last 18 years and now hosts Kevin's Weather Camp each July. Nearly 2000 children have attended the camp since it began and each December he leads the RTV6 Toy Drive to help families in need during the holiday season.

Gregory joined RTV6 in August 1989. He also worked at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois and at WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana.

Gregory is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Purdue University, where he earned a degree in Telecommunications. He also is a graduate of the Mississippi State Broadcast Meteorology program.

In 1987, he was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor from Purdue University. The award is given to the top male and female student athlete at each Big Ten school. Gregory was an All Big Ten tennis player while a student at Purdue.

Gregory has earned the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, granted to broadcast meteorologists who meet established criteria for scientific competence and effective communication skills in their weather presentations.

Among radio and television meteorologists, the CBM designation is sought as a mark of distinction and recognition. He is also a member of the National Weather Association.

Gregory lives in Avon with his wife Susan and children Matt and Annie.

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