When I Work From Home


I’ve been doing some weathercasts from my home studio. It’s getting more comfortable. There is a tiny delay–under a second. The anchors and I are chatting. That makes me smile.

So far, so good.

I stand alone in my studio wearing a receiver and transmitter for my wireless earpiece and microphone. A fixed, unmanned camera is aimed at me. On a good night I hear everything but my own voice piped back to me.

I am dependant on the director. Michelle or Andre run a quick sound check before air, then go over my cue for the “supertease.” Knowing what’s before me helps with timing and tone.

They give me confidence. They’re my lifeline. I’m not sure they know how important they are to me.

There is so much data to watch. Last night it was gusty wind. In and around our compact valley are dozens of weather stations. There’s much more data than I can present on TV. Too much is confusing. Clarity is the goal. I edit furiously.

My studio project isn’t finished. There’s more that can be done with what I have. All in good time. Right now I’m happy with how it’s going.

11 thoughts on “When I Work From Home”

  1. Geoff,
    I have been watching you a lot. I must say that if I did not know that you were not in the studio with Gino and Janet, I would never suspect it. I think your home studio is working very well and I hope you will keep up the good work.
    Reuben Birnbaum
    West Hartford, Conn.

  2. Very cool! I will have to watch.. Congratulations.. You may be the first Meteorologist that actually does live broadcasts from his home studio 🙂

  3. Great job Geoff!!! My wife will be in Santa clara the end of this month on business. Wish I was this time but oh well! She will have to soak in the warm temps!

  4. Could you tell us in Connecticut how we can watch you as Mr. Birnbaum
    does? Would be great to see you back on TV here even if not
    our local forecast!!!!

    1. Hi Reuben, What could I be doing wrong – I clicked on the link you provided at 8 pm our time today (Thursday) and got the replay of the 11 pm Pacific time news from Wednesday. I had asked Geoff before about this problem and he hasn’t been able to get back to me. I enjoy viewing his broadcasts here in the east from the west coast even though the ocean is on the wrong side and the temps are WAY too high. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

  5. Attn: Barbara,
    I also got the Wednesday newscast tonight for their 5 pm. Thursday Newscast which is 8 pm here. If you try their 9 pm newscast tonight ( 6pm California time) it is usually a live broadcast. I think that should be ok at 9 pm.

  6. Attn.: Reuben Burnbaum

    Thank you for the information!!!! I really appreciate your taking the time to share
    and I will be tuning into the next Geoff Weathercast at our 9 o’clock hour.
    Barbara in Wallingford

  7. Attn Barbara and Gammie,
    Please note that the live broadcast on the computer usually starts about a minute after nine pm so stay tuned.

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