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Wayne Gentry

Morning Meteorologist
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Happy-go-lucky Wayne Gentry takes his seat as News 13’s morning meteorologist at 5 a.m. every day… that is, as long as the coffee is ready.

Joining the News 13 team in 2009 as our Community Affairs reporter, Wayne is no stranger to Panama City.  He arrived at Tyndall AFB as a weather observer in 1976, graduated from Gulf Coast Community College in 1982, and left NW Florida to continue his education at Radford University. Reentering the Air Force in 1984 as a Weather Forecaster / Meteorologist, his assignments included Altus, Oklahoma in tornado alley, England AFB, Louisiana, Honduras, Turkey, The Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Guam (which functions much like the National Hurricane Center for the Western Pacific basin),  and returned to Tyndall in 1992 with a “side trip” to Saudi Arabia.

Wayne left the Air Force in 1994 to work for the National Weather Service in Apalachicola; Athens, GA; St. Paul Island, Alaska (where tv’s “Deadliest Catch” is filmed); and Mobile, Alabama. After his stint with NWS, Wayne returned to Panama City spending five years as morning Meteorologist for a local station, and two more with the Tourist Network forecasting weather for seven stations across the Southeast.

With weather experience all over the world (mostly in the tropics) you can trust Meteorologist Wayne Gentry for an accurate forecast.

Born in El Paso, Texas, son of an Army officer, Wayne’s roots are in Blacksburg, Virginia where both his father and sister have taught at Virginia Tech, but heart is planted firmly along the Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches. Wayne is an avid surfer, swimmer, and tennis player, not to mention compulsive cleaner.  Wayne’s proudest accomplishment though is as a father to his son Joshua. a.k.a Tree.

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