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Gary Pickens

Forecaster

Professional Experience:
-More than 30 years of experience in
radio, television and public relations
News Philosophy:
-Get the story first, but make sure
your facts are right before you open
your mouth.
Education:
-South Side High School-voted most
talented senior class Chadwick
University, Birmingham, AL-B.S.
Business Admin. Meteorology courses-
Miss. State Univ.
Place of Birth:
-Jackson, Tenn.
Hobbies/Interest:
-Golf, Hockey, Flying
Community Involvement:
-Volunteer Pilot for Civil Air Patrol
Family:
-Wife, Paula...2 kids...Andrew and Anna
Pets:
-My cat, Pete
Favorite Books and Movies:
-Anything written by Steven Ambrose, Patton, 12 O'clock High, The
Longest Day, It's a Wonderful Life, Holiday Inn
Likes Best About TN:
-The weather
Most Interesting Assignment:
-3 Part series on a local boy at the Naval Academy
Favorite Quote:
"To survive in the 21st century, we as leaders must live by Rule 13
and Rule 14...Rule 13 says, 'Always do what is right,' and Rule 14
says, 'When placed in charge, Take command.'
- General H. Norman Schwarzkopf