Paul Heggen joined WSMV in Nashville as the weekday morning meteorologist in December 2009. He grew up in South St. Paul, Minnesota, 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 has received multiple awards for broadcast excellence -- an Emmy award for coverage of the Nashville flood of 2010, and several other "Best Weathercast" awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Northwest Broadcast News Association.
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.
Paul tries to find the time to indulge in a number of hobbies – he is an avid (if not particularly skilled) golfer, and also enjoys playing softball and bicycling. When he’s not on his bike, Paul can be found walking or running with his beagle/golden retriever mix, Dagny.