Gannon Medwick joined the WECT First Alert Weather Team as chief meteorologist in 2013. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Gannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State in 2003 and his career quickly took him to North Carolina. Gannon worked as morning meteorologist with WNCT of Greenville, New Bern, and Morehead City starting in 2004.
Gannon has calmly guided viewers through dozens of impactful eastern Carolina tropical systems including four in-market hurricane landfalls: Ophelia, Irene, Florence, and Isaias. "Between hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms, I've seen a lot of good people and places hit hard. You know those lazy days with warm sun and a mellow sea breeze? I appreciate those kinds of days a lot knowing how tough things can get."
In the community, Gannon is a proponent of math and science education and has volunteered with the North Carolina Science Olympiad. Gannon loves pets, especially dogs, so showcasing local four-legged friends as part of his daily dog walking forecast is one of his favorite parts of his job. He, his wife, two daughters, and Lab-mix dog live in New Hanover County.