Tony Pagnotti is the weekend meteorologist for Fox45 Morning News. Prior to that he worked at the Sinclair Broadcast Groups News Central operation where he provided daily forecasts for stations around the country.
Following his graduation from Boston University in 1976 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Tony was a reporter/anchor at television stations in North Carolina, Ohio and Connecticut.
In 1982 he joined WNBC-TV, New York where he made the transition from news reporter to weathercaster. Among his notable achievements in the Big Apple, Tony was nominated for outstanding live coverage of the Blizzard of 83. In 1985, Tony accepted a job at WMAR-TV, Baltimore. Along with his weather duties, which included live coverage of Hurricane Gloria in Ocean City in 1986, he hosted the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon and Johns Hopkins Miracle Network event. In his weekly feature segments, Tony's Travels, Pagnotti profiled interesting people and places in the region.
In 1990, he won the Associated Press award for Best feature category for his series chronicling a cancer stricken Baltimore boys goodwill trip to visit other young ill patients at a Swiss hospital. Over the years Tony has received awards for his community involvement from such groups as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Fullwood Sharing and Caring Foundation and Baltimore's Sons of Italy.
In 2011, Tony earned his Master's Degree in Contemporary Communication from the College of Notre Dame in Maryland. Last year he accepted a full time teaching position in speech communications at the University of Maryland College Park. The Scranton, Pennsylvania native is the proud father of Alee, a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and Annie, a student at James Madison University.
When he's not working Tony enjoys cheering the Terps on, and listening to all kinds of music ranging from classical to hip-hop. He says when it comes to eating, he has never met a meal he didn't like.