Paul Dellegatto ‘78
University of Rhode Island ‘82
Chief Meteorologist at award winning, FOX owned WTVT-TV, Tampa, Florida
Chief Meteorologist WXII –TV, Winston-Salem, NC
Meteorologist for private weather forecasting services in Ithaca, NY and Bedford, MA
Helped develop the color weather page for the national newspaper USA TODAY
First meteorologist in the country to show “spaghetti models” that illustrate
the complexity of tracking tropical systems.
Under his leadership, WTVT added ultra-high resolution satellite pictures utilizing McIDAS HD. WTVT is the only station in the country that receives satellite pictures directly from space via its own earth tracking station.
Speaks to students and civic groups about the ever changing world of meteorology.
Attends fundraisers for March of Dimes and American Cancer Society.
Advice to Students
Find a passion and do whatever it takes to turn that passion into a successful part of your life.
Yes, grades are important but grades are just a portion of what will define you as you get older. Learn to laugh, learn to observe, learn to ask questions, and most importantly, BECOME A GOOD COMMUNICATOR. Communication skills take you a long, long way in this world.
Inducted November 22, 2011