Television meteorologist Paul Emmick has died at the age of 55. Born November 13, 1965, Emmick received his bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University, having studied advertising as well as meteorology. He received his master’s degree, also from Western, in organizational communication and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from John Marshall School of Law in general study of law. Emmick died of natural causes.
Emmick started in broadcasting at the age of 14 as a radio DJ. He was on the air in this capacity until he got his first job in television when he turned 20. Paul was later employed for a number of TV stations including WEHT-TV in Evansville as meteorologist from April 1986 to August 1993, with WDRB-TV in Louisville as a freelance meteorologist from December 1992 to April 1996, with The Weather Channel in Atlanta as an on-camera meteorologist from April 1996 to August 2003, with WRTV-TV in Indianapolis as a weekend meteorologist from August 2003 to June 2005, and with WDRB-TV in Louisville as the evening meteorologist beginning in June 2005.
In addition to being passionate with weather, Emmick also enjoyed magic. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Society of American Magicians and the Screen Actors Guild.
Emmick never married nor had any children. He is survived by an aunt and uncle, Nelda and Jimmy Emmick of Lewisport, Kentucky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kosairs Charities, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY 40233.