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The Weather Channel 2000-Present => OCMs & Personalities => Topic started by: TWCToday on July 27, 2010, 08:14:12 PM

Title: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: TWCToday on July 27, 2010, 08:14:12 PM
Bryan Norcross has been picked up by TWC as an OCM and "Hurricane Specialist"
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Mike M on July 27, 2010, 08:16:04 PM
Awesome, let's hire more! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Localonthe8s on July 27, 2010, 08:25:26 PM
Awesome, let's hire more! :rolleyes:
While we fire our veteran OCMS! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Anistorm on July 27, 2010, 09:18:27 PM
You know, I know TWC is "hiring" alot of OCMs lately, but I'm satisfied by their choice this time. I mean, BRYAN NORCROSS? I think TWC made a great choice this time. This guy was amazing when I watched his story on Storm Stories back in the day. He became one of my "weather heroes". I really can't wait for Bryan to debut on TWC, now it'll be worth watching this time, especially this hurricane season.  :biggrin:

Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: TWCToday on July 27, 2010, 09:20:55 PM
He has a LOT of experience
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: skaloveexx33 on July 27, 2010, 09:28:39 PM
Awesome, let's hire more! :rolleyes:
While we fire our veteran OCMS! :rolleyes:
Agreed. This is getting ridiculous.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: gt1racerlHDl on July 27, 2010, 09:43:17 PM
Give him a chance, you maybe will soon come to like him like the other "newly hired" OCMs
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: wxmediafan on July 27, 2010, 11:05:08 PM
Give him a chance, you maybe will soon come to like him like the other "newly hired" OCMs
I agree.  We need to give the guy a chance! 

From what Ana and Martin have said, it sounds like this guy is good news.  And Ana is right, the latest hires have been pretty decent for the most part.

I know it upsets a lot of you that old people are leaving and new people are being hired, but you all need to get over TWC hiring new people.  It's business.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Mike M on July 27, 2010, 11:10:29 PM
There hasn't been a "new" OCM that I liked since like the early 2000's. And yes, I have watched the new OCMs enough to judge them. I understand how these people may be experienced, but TWC is just making excuses for money IMO. It's not about money, it's about the OCMs personality. There was nothing wrong with the OCMs TWC fired/laid off. You know what they say... don't fix what ain't broke.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Zach on July 27, 2010, 11:20:34 PM
I havent had time to see full presentations by Eric Fisher (and me being the person who started the thread on him here :bleh:) but so far Ive enjoyed presentations by Steve MacLaughlin :yes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: wxmediafan on July 27, 2010, 11:39:44 PM
There hasn't been a "new" OCM that I liked since like the early 2000's. And yes, I have watched the new OCMs enough to judge them. I understand how these people may be experienced, but TWC is just making excuses for money IMO. It's not about money, it's about the OCMs personality. There was nothing wrong with the OCMs TWC fired/laid off. You know what they say... don't fix what ain't broke.

Well I am sorry you havn't been able to like any of the OCM's hired in a decade.  But it is not about you, or anyone else for that matter.    I know it sounds harsh, but seriously, it's not. 

  It's about viewers in general.  Unforunately, it is about the money.  It's a business. 

I do agree that there was nothing wrong with the OCM's that they fired or layed off (well, at least most of them).  If it was a mistake, TWC will realize it, but what is done is done. 
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: toxictwister00 on July 29, 2010, 04:09:23 PM
Is this the same Bryan Norcross who did nonstop hurricane weather coverage of Hurricane Andrew from his station's studio basement? If so I think he would make a great addition to TWC as a hurricane specialist. :yes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Spring Rubber on July 29, 2010, 04:12:29 PM
Is this the same Bryan Norcross who did nonstop hurricane weather coverage of Hurricane Andrew from his station's studio basement? If so I think he would make a great addition to TWC as a hurricane specialist. :yes:
Yes, it's him.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: TWCToday on July 31, 2010, 12:49:32 AM
According to Rich Johnson, he has high up connections at NBC
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Jake Heinrich on July 31, 2010, 03:23:53 AM
Got to say TWC picked a great OCM this time folks  :yes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Pop Light Brown on August 03, 2010, 11:30:13 PM
Great move by TWC. Norcross was THE MAN in South Florida when Andrew jacked up the area in '92. Don't believe me? Go look up his clips on YouTube.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: WeatherWitness on August 04, 2010, 12:08:16 AM
ANOTHER new OCM? :wacko: I'm not going to make a big fuss about this, though, as it will likely lead to some type of argument. At least TWC is picking GOOD OCMs. :yes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Spring Rubber on August 04, 2010, 07:07:07 PM
I tuned into Weather Center a little late, but I think I saw Bryan Norcross in the teaser. Keep your eyes peeled on tonight's show.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Lightning on August 04, 2010, 10:15:59 PM
I saw him tonight, he was on. I know him best for talking South Florida through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. He, along with the news and sports anchors were in a safe room off the studio, at WTVJ, channel 4, the nbc affiliate in Miami at that time. I like him.  He said, "friends, here is what I want you to do: go get mattresses and bring them to your safe room and after you get there, stay there." He said something like that.

He's a good hurricane specialist. The next John Hope, maybe?
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 04, 2010, 10:24:38 PM
I saw him tonight, he was on. I know him best for talking South Florida through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. He, along with the news and sports anchors were in a safe room off the studio, at WTVJ, channel 4, the nbc affiliate in Miami at that time. I like him.  He said, "friends, here is what I want you to do: go get mattresses and bring them to your safe room and after you get there, stay there." He said something like that.

He's a good hurricane specialist. The next John Hope, maybe?

I find it a little funny you say that because it seems like they are trying to make Dr. Knabb and Bryan Norcross the next Steve Lyons and John Hope.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Lightning on August 05, 2010, 09:49:11 PM
I saw him tonight, he was on. I know him best for talking South Florida through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. He, along with the news and sports anchors were in a safe room off the studio, at WTVJ, channel 4, the nbc affiliate in Miami at that time. I like him.  He said, "friends, here is what I want you to do: go get mattresses and bring them to your safe room and after you get there, stay there." He said something like that.

He's a good hurricane specialist. The next John Hope, maybe?

I find it a little funny you say that because it seems like they are trying to make Dr. Knabb and Bryan Norcross the next Steve Lyons and John Hope.
You mean they are trying to make Dr. Rick Knabb the next Dr. Steve Lyons and Bryan Norcross the next John Hope?
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 05, 2010, 10:55:22 PM
I saw him tonight, he was on. I know him best for talking South Florida through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. He, along with the news and sports anchors were in a safe room off the studio, at WTVJ, channel 4, the nbc affiliate in Miami at that time. I like him.  He said, "friends, here is what I want you to do: go get mattresses and bring them to your safe room and after you get there, stay there." He said something like that.

He's a good hurricane specialist. The next John Hope, maybe?

I find it a little funny you say that because it seems like they are trying to make Dr. Knabb and Bryan Norcross the next Steve Lyons and John Hope.
You mean they are trying to make Dr. Rick Knabb the next Dr. Steve Lyons and Bryan Norcross the next John Hope?

Yes, exactly. That's the feeling I get out it, almost like the feeling I had that they were trying to make Mike and Stephanie a younger version of Heather and Marshall. (Well until Steph ended up having to work with Al on his show.  :sick:)
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Trevor on August 10, 2010, 06:54:01 PM
I think I just might like this guy..........
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: WeatherWitness on August 10, 2010, 08:34:31 PM
Why does TWC need a hurricane "expert" AND a hurricane "specialist"? :wacko: What is the difference between the two? Bryan was on WC tonight giving an update, but what he did was something Dr. Knabb could easily do, too. :unsure:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: wxmediafan on August 11, 2010, 12:19:17 AM
Why does TWC need a hurricane "expert" AND a hurricane "specialist"? :wacko: What is the difference between the two? Bryan was on WC tonight giving an update, but what he did was something Dr. Knabb could easily do, too. :unsure:
Not a new concept for TWC.  They had John Hope and Steve Lyons.

Two is (sometimes) better than one.  From the way it sounds, this Bryan Norcross sounds great, and Dr. Knabb is also.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: WeatherWitness on August 11, 2010, 03:25:01 PM
Why does TWC need a hurricane "expert" AND a hurricane "specialist"? :wacko: What is the difference between the two? Bryan was on WC tonight giving an update, but what he did was something Dr. Knabb could easily do, too. :unsure:
Not a new concept for TWC.  They had John Hope and Steve Lyons.

Two is (sometimes) better than one.  From the way it sounds, this Bryan Norcross sounds great, and Dr. Knabb is also.

I didn't realize that John Hope and Steve Lyons ever worked at the same time. I guess this isn't new, then. :thinking:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 11, 2010, 03:48:02 PM
Why does TWC need a hurricane "expert" AND a hurricane "specialist"? :wacko: What is the difference between the two? Bryan was on WC tonight giving an update, but what he did was something Dr. Knabb could easily do, too. :unsure:
Not a new concept for TWC.  They had John Hope and Steve Lyons.

Two is (sometimes) better than one.  From the way it sounds, this Bryan Norcross sounds great, and Dr. Knabb is also.

I didn't realize that John Hope and Steve Lyons ever worked at the same time. I guess this isn't new, then. :thinking:

IIRC, I think Dr. Lyons was hired to be John Hope's successor once Hope left, but yes they did work together from the late 90's to early 00's when Hope died.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: TWCC_DJK5555 on August 20, 2010, 09:12:57 PM
Why does TWC need a hurricane "expert" AND a hurricane "specialist"? :wacko: What is the difference between the two? Bryan was on WC tonight giving an update, but what he did was something Dr. Knabb could easily do, too. :unsure:
Not a new concept for TWC.  They had John Hope and Steve Lyons.

Two is (sometimes) better than one.  From the way it sounds, this Bryan Norcross sounds great, and Dr. Knabb is also.

I forgot about Hope and Lyons.  It still seems a bit unnecessary though.

I like Dr. Knabb a lot, but he doesn't seem to have the kind of personality that would attract viewers en masse.  And like it or not, it's all about ratings.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: TWCmatthew on August 21, 2010, 10:48:36 AM
Bryan really is a good meteorologist and fits perfectly as an OCM on TWC. Finally NBCU and TWC made ONE good choice.  :P BTW, did Bryan come from a local station owned by NBC? If he did, I can understand even more why TWC picked him up.  :yes:
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: cc17926 on August 22, 2010, 09:39:10 AM
in regards to having 2 hurricane specialists.. Dr Knabb starts his shift early in the morning. i would like to believe that Norcross starts later in the day to continue any conducive coverage. if there are any big storms out there, the shift would be very very long for just one person. i hope you wouldnt like to come in at 3am and stay until 7pm ;)

another side note, in regards to the hiring/firing/laying off, theres an old quote: its nothing personal, its business.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Star4000 Fan on August 29, 2010, 07:36:30 PM
Is this the same Bryan Norcross who did nonstop hurricane weather coverage of Hurricane Andrew from his station's studio basement? If so I think he would make a great addition to TWC as a hurricane specialist. :yes:
I remember he would be featured quite often when hurricanes approached Miami.  I always thought he was cool.  It'll be nice to see him on TWC.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: Pop Light Brown on August 31, 2010, 10:47:57 AM
Is this the same Bryan Norcross who did nonstop hurricane weather coverage of Hurricane Andrew from his station's studio basement? If so I think he would make a great addition to TWC as a hurricane specialist. :yes:
I remember he would be featured quite often when hurricanes approached Miami.  I always thought he was cool.  It'll be nice to see him on TWC.

Bryan was at WTVJ (then on Ch. 4) in Miami from 1990-96, then went to CBS-owned WFOR in '96 and stayed there until a few years ago.. He was on the CBS Evening News when hurricanes threatened the U.S.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 28, 2011, 11:27:58 PM
It's been about a year since Mr. Norcross has been at TWC and I can honestly say that after a year of getting used to him, I don't like him. I tend to overanaylze things, but it seemed like he was annoyed about having to come into work to talk about Irene yesterday. On the other hand, I do like Dr. Rick Knabb, he and Carl work well together and provided some important information on the storm that usually gets brushed over.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: wxmediafan on August 26, 2012, 12:37:38 PM
Is it just me, or is anyone else having (or have had) a hard time listening to Bryan Norcross?  I feel like when he is with another OCM (i.e. Cantore or Parker) he interrupts them or tries to "take the stage."  Maybe I am critical, but I am not a fan.  He seems to stumble a lot as well.  Like I said, maybe I am being just a bit critical.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 26, 2012, 12:56:20 PM
Is it just me, or is anyone else having (or have had) a hard time listening to Bryan Norcross?  I feel like when he is with another OCM (i.e. Cantore or Parker) he interrupts them or tries to "take the stage."  Maybe I am critical, but I am not a fan.  He seems to stumble a lot as well.  Like I said, maybe I am being just a bit critical.

In his defense pertaining to the interruptions, I've seen Jim and Chris do the same thing to Dr. Postel a couple of times also. Maybe the producers tell them to do that, you know stop and ask questions that viewers watching probably would ask eventhough the questions they ask are questions that would have been answered had they not of been interrupted in the first place. <_<
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: WeatherWitness on August 26, 2012, 01:22:56 PM
In outbreaks of severe weather or tropical weather, I've noticed that Jim tends to interrupt whoever's talking (usually Dr. Greg Forbes or Dr. Postel) to ask questions that I would assume the general public wants to know.  It bothers me a little, but perhaps with so little time (and I KNOW this shouldn't be the case, but even during outbreaks TWC has to fit in a commercial break every 5-10 minutes, don't they? <_<) and with the expert talking nonstop to try to cover everything, they have to do it.
Title: Re: New OCM- Bryan Norcross
Post by: IceManNYR on March 19, 2013, 08:01:47 PM
This might be old news to some, in a preview of the special on naming winter storms I noticed Byran had a new title Director of Weather Presentation and found out more on his press room bio page,

"In January of 2011, Bryan added the responsibilities of Director of Weather Presentation. He is working with management at The Weather Channel as technical and operational systems are upgraded using the latest weather presentation and forecasting technology."
http://press.weather.com/company-info/meteorologists/bryan-norcross/ (http://press.weather.com/company-info/meteorologists/bryan-norcross/)