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Take Note: Charlie Hosler, A Titan Of Weather Forecasting, On His 75-Year Career At Penn State

WPSU's Patty Satalia and Charlie Hosler at the 2016 Wilson Banquet at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Science
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Charlie Hosler is one of the titans of weather forecasting. In the late ‘50s, his state-of-the-art forecasts were transmitted by microwave from Penn State campus to a local TV station, earning him rock star status with area farmers and impacting weather reporting nationwide. Hosler also left his mark on Penn State, having spent his entire professional career there. In April, he was guest of honor at the annual Wilson Banquet, a program he started as dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. WPSU's Patty Satalia caught up with him there and asked him to reflect on his nearly 75 years at Penn State.

 

 

Patty Satalia was a senior producer/host for WPSU-TV and FM from 1987 to 2017. Prior to joining Penn State Public Broadcasting, she worked in commercial television in Pittsburgh, first as a film editor and fill-in capsule news anchor for WPGH-TV, and later, for WPTT-TV as public affairs director and co-host of the talk-show, People, Places and Things.
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