Ryan Snoddon

Meteorologist and Host
CBC

Ryan Snoddon is a Meteorologist and Host for CBC in Nova Scotia.


Outside of work I

I play hockey a few times per week for fun. I also love to hike with my kids and dogs.

Outside of work I
My career path is

I grew up on a farm in Pefferlaw, Ontario. When you live on a farm you always pay attention to the weather! I guess that’s where my interest in weather forecasting started. After I graduated high school, I studied broadcast journalism at Loyalist College. This program prepares you for a career in ever-changing field of journalism. It emphasizes reporting, writing and editing skills for online, television, radio and print media. While at Loyalist College I got my first job reading and writing weekend newscasts at Quinte Broadcasting in Belleville, Ontario.

Shortly after graduation, I joined the Wolf 101.5 in Peterborough, Ontario, as a morning radio show co-host. In 2006, I became a Weather Specialist at CHEX-TV in Peterborough. And in June 2008, I joined CBC Newfoundland and Labrador. Later I went on to study and graduate from the Broadcast/Operational Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University. This program gave me advanced knowledge in climatology, weather modelling, and weather prediction. I am now endorsed by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. I always loved weather and media and so my career is a perfect mix of both, which is why I enjoy it so much.

My career path is
My advice to others

Be sure to take your maths and sciences, but also drama and media studies.

My advice to others


About me

I was born/grew up in: Pefferlaw, Ontario

I now live in: Halifax, Nova Scotia

I completed my training/education at: Broadcast Journalism, Loyalist College and Broadcast/Operational Meteorology-Mississippi State University

About me


I am motivated by

I most enjoy delivering the forecast on television and radio every day.

I am motivated by
How I affect people's livesMy forecasts influence people's decision making for travel and anything that might be related to the weather.
How I affect people's lives
What I do at work

I forecast the weather using data, prediction models and experience. I also maintain a blog about the weather.

What I do at work
When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • Science
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
  • Always knew exactly what I wanted to do

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