Paul Heggen joined Channel 4 as the weekday morning meteorologist in December 2009. He grew up in South St. Paul, Minn., but since graduating from high school he's moved all around the country.
Previous to Channel 4, Paul has worked for stations in Tulsa, OK, Huntington, WV, Duluth, MN, and Beaumont, TX. He has a Master's degree in meteorology from Texas A&M University, and a bachelor's in geography from the University of Denver. In 2002 Paul was awarded the American Meteorological Society's seal of approval.
Paul's Master's degree research at Texas A&M focused on lightning patterns within severe and tornadic thunderstorms, a course of study that helped prepare him for dealing with middle Tennessee's severe weather season. So far in his career, he's covered everything from tropical storms along the Gulf Coast to blizzards in the Upper Midwest and tornado outbreaks in the Southern Plains. He's earned several awards for that coverage -- multiple "Best Weathercast" awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, and he's also a two-time Emmy award winner.
Paul tries to find the time to indulge in a number of hobbies -- he spends his lunch hour every day running or at the gym, and also enjoys playing softball and bicycling. He's also a dog lover -- you can follow his dog Dagny on Facebook as well!
Email Paul: Paul.Heggen@wsmv.com