Brett Collar

Published: Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 4:35 PM
Updated: Friday, June 26, 2015 @ 4:35 PM

Brett Collar

I’m excited to be part of WHIO and the Storm Center 7 weather team! I came to the Miami Valley from Texas, where I spent four years working as a meteorologist. I’m originally from outside of Detroit and am a big Red Wings, Lions and Tigers fan. I attended Central Michigan University where I received my Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in 2010. Following graduation, I moved to Tyler, Texas where I spent three years at KLTV. While in Texas, I saw a lot of cowboy hats, learned the two-step (yeehaw!) and met the love of my life.   In the fall of 2013, I was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society. My wife and I have a son named Matthew and I am proud and very excited to be a father!!

The most satisfying thing about work is helping people; whether it’s as simple as planning a family barbeque, or a severe weather event, helping people understand the weather is the most important aspect of my job. 

Anytime a storm hits, viewers turn to us for the information they need.  It feels good to know that I can help people stay safe.  The best thing about being a meteorologist is doing what I love every day, getting to meet great people in the community, and most of all, helping viewers during potentially dangerous weather events.

Aside from my passion for weather, I enjoy playing hockey, golf, watching TV and movies and enjoying the outdoors. If you have any suggestions on things that my wife and I should see and do in Dayton, please let me know so that we can discover all that the area has to offer!

  • Where were you born?  
    • Waterford, MI
  • Where did you grow up? 
    • Waterford, MI
  • What was your favorite TV show then? 
    • Home Improvement. (Insert Tim the Tool man Taylor grunt here)
  • What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? 
    • Car Salesman like my Dad
  • How might someone have described you in high school?  
    • Hockey player
  • What was your first job?  
    • Bag boy at a local grocery store
  • What was your first job in television?  
    • Meteorologist at KLTV
  • What do you like about your job?  
    • I like that I’m able to inform viewers about what to expect and help them plan their day and their activites.
  • What do you not like about your job? 
    • Unfortunately there are times that warnings are ignored, and in some cases lives are lost. That is something that hangs over my head anytime it happens.
  • What might people be surprised to know about you?  
    • I played hockey most of my life, and have had quite a few injuries…including a TON of stitches. Frankly I don’t know the exact number, but it’s a lot.
  • What is the hardest thing you ever did?  
    • Get through college in 4 years. Meteorology is no joke and a lot of people who go down that path tend to switch majors or take more than 4 years.
  • What would be a perfect day for you? 
    • Get a great nights rest. Waffles for breakfast. Golf in the late morning through afternoon. A steak dinner with baked potato (just butter). A hockey game in the evening. Probably an afternoon nap somewhere in there.
  • What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?
    • Take joy in what you do, because if you don’t love what you do…than it’s not worth doing.
  • If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career, what would be on it? 
    • Cross talk with the anchors and lots of laughter.

 

 

Favorites:
  • Favorite Book: 
    • …yea not much of a reader.
  • Favorite CBS Show: 
    • Football. Does that count?
  • Favorite Dream Car:  
    • ‘68 Camaro
  • Favorite Food:   
    • Steak and potatoes
  • Favorite Hobby:  
    • Hockey, Golf, TV and movies.
  • Favorite Miami Valley Place
    • I need some suggestions!!!
  • Favorite Movie: 
    • Too many to list here
  • Favorite Music: 
    • Pretty much any Classic Rock, Eagles, Seger, The Boss, Kid Rock
  • Favorite Travel Destination:  
    • A sandy beach!!!

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