Paul Huttner is the first Chief Meteorologist with Minnesota Public Radio. He heads up weather coverage and delivers daily weather perspective and commentary on KNOW 91.1FM and on Minnesota Public Radio’s 40+ station network.
For MPR, Paul focuses on the “whys’ of weather and climate beyond the forecast on MPR News Stations and authors the Updraft blog. In 2013 Paul started MPR’s Climate Cast, a weekly show featuring the latest climate science on MPR News stations. Climate Cast won the Society of Professional Journalists award 2014 Page One Award for radio in 2014.
Paul has also served as a TV meteorologist for 20 years in Minneapolis, Chicago and Arizona. Paul’s first living memory is of the 1965 Twin Cities tornado outbreak. Professionally he has covered and broadcast live during the Halloween Mega Storm in 1991, the Chicago Heat Wave in 1995, and countless severe weather outbreaks including the August 19th 2009 Twin Cities tornadoes.
Paul is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul and holds a bachelor’s degree in geography with an emphasis in meteorology. Paul is also a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and has been awarded the AMS Television Seal of Approval. In March 2008, Huttner earned AMS’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation. In 2014 Paul was recognized and profiled in the Guardian as a climate change communicator. Paul is part of a team that won a Murrow award in 2015 for overall newsroom excellence. MPR’s Climate Cast was part of that award.