Brooks Garner - WFLA News Channel 8

Brooks Garner

Brooks Garner is the weekend evening meteorologist at WFLA News Channel 8.

He came to Tampa in spring of 2010 from WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., where he was the weekday evening meteorologist. Previous to his five years in the Carolinas, he worked as morning meteorologist at KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

Brooks holds the National Weather Association and American Meteorological Society Seals of Approval.

A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, he took his BFA and interest in atmospheric sciences to WHDH-TV in Boston to produce weather graphics for a couple of years while completing studies at Mississippi State University's Broadcast Meteorology Program.

Brooks also played a brief role in a Hollywood movie, as a St. Louis broadcast meteorologist alongside Forest Whitaker and Renee Zellweger in "My Own Love Song" (2010). He also provided off-screen forecast consulting for two movies.

An enthusiast of the outdoors and fitness, Brooks rode his bicycle across the country in a seven-week trip from Virginia Beach to Los Angeles. Brooks is married and lives with his growing family in Tampa.

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