Team

Eric Holthaus

Eric Holthaus

Eric Holthaus is Currently’s founder, he started Currently in June 2021 after years of working to change the narrative of the climate emergency away from dystopia and towards radical possibility. Eric is a meteorologist, climate journalist and author. He received his meteorology degree from Saint Louis University and a masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University. ​Eric has writen privieously written for Slate, Grist, and The Correspondent

Anthony Torres

Anthony Torres (he/him/his) is the Chief Meteorologist overseeing global science operations at Currently. Anthony received his BSE in Meteorology at the University of Michigan where he is also a PhD Candidate in Climate Science. He was awarded NASA’s Earth and Space Science Fellowship to study ways to improve estimates of the exchange of carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and land and oceans using satellite data. As an undergraduate, Anthony spent a summer traveling across the US central plains collecting measurements within nighttime thunderstorms in the PECAN field campaign. His passion is understanding the connections between everyday weather and long-term changes in climate.
Abbie Veitch

Abbie Veitch

Abbie Veitch (she/they) is Currently’s Editor in Chief. She manages Currently’s online publication and newsletters. She also writes stories for Currently— working to connect extreme weather to the climate crisis, and telling stories about how climate effects communities. Prior to Currently, Abbie worked as a journalist and in the communications department of several environmental non profits. She has a bachelors degree in environmental studies and communications from American University.

Ira Hughley

Ira Hughley

Ira Hughley leads and manages our business and growth strategy for Currently. Ira has 9 years of sales experience and over 5 years of corporate Enterprise level and field sales experience. Some of his most notable achievements are being named ISR of the quarter twice and closing a multi-million dollar enterprise deal. He is a former athlete, husband and father of 3. His admiration for the weather began at a young age when a first hand experience with a tornado led to the curiosity of understanding how weather develops.
Chelsea Mackin

Chelsea Mackin

Chelsea Mackin (she/her/hers) leads marketing and partnerships at Currently. She holds an MS in environmental science and policy from University of South Florida, and a BA in psychology from University of Oregon. Chelsea’s love of weather grew when she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, where she enjoyed watching daily breathtaking tropical thunderstorms from the hammock of her thatch-roofed raised hut. Prior to joining Currently, Chelsea also worked for the Environmental Protection Agency. She now lives with her partner, three rescue dogs, and a cat. In her free time, she hikes, coaches swimming, and teaches yoga.

Zaria Howell

Zaria Howell (she/they) is Currently’s managing editor, covering issues primarily related to climate and justice. Prior to joining Currently, Zaria’s work appeared in the New York Amsterdam News, 19th News and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Zaria has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. Zaria is a certified yoga instructor and founder of the wellness brand, Earth Mama Wellness LLC.
Anna Abraham

Anna Abraham

Anna Abraham (she/they) is Currently’s Mumbai-based Editorial Fellow who is particularly interested in working on the intersection between social justice and climate change, and new ways of communicating the climate emergency. She also works as a Communications and Outreach coordinator with a climate collective called Let India Breathe. Prior to working with Currently, she has worked with the content and communications department for several local and international non-profit environmental groups. Anna has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media, specializing in Journalism, from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Aarohi Sheth

Aarohi Sheth is an editorial fellow at Currently. Her passion lies in stories about identity, culture and the intersections between climate change, equity and environmental justice. Her curiosity about weather grew after a first-hand experience with Hurricane Harvey, which hit her hometown of Houston and led to an interest in how climate change and natural disasters affect different communities. Aarohi’s work has appeared in several publications, including NPR, L.A. TACO, Texas Monthly and Culturas and is currently pursuing a degree in journalism at the University of Southern California.

Rebecca McCarthy

Rebecca McCarthy (she/her) is an editorial fellow at Currently and a freelance writer. She’s written for The Baffler, The Awl, Longreads, Drilled News, Undark, and more. She works part-time for an oral history non-profit, Voice of Witness, which publishes books around human rights crises in partnership with Haymarket Books, and worked previously as a bookseller and a bartender. She lives in Philadelphia.

Meteorologists/Weather Reporters:

Lauren Casey

Lauren Casey

Lauren Casey is a daily weather forecaster for Currently. She has a meteorology degree from Rutgers University and is pursuing a masters in environmental science and policy at Johns Hopkins. Lauren’s passion for weather was first inspired by children’s author Seymour Simon and his books on lightning, tornadoes, volcanoes and all things Earth Science. Lauren loves the outdoors and traveling to off-the-beaten-path locales. Her most recent trips took her to Tunisia and the Republic of Georgia where she fell in love with Khachapuri, Georgia’s version of cheesy bread. Closer to home, she likes to take her two small dogs, Edgar and Chi Chi, on hiking adventures in the Catskill Mountains.
Dave Epstein

Dave Epstein

Boston

Dave Epstein is Currently’s Boston meteorologist. He’s an author and college instructor who has worked as a meteorologist for more than 35 years. He currently forecasts for the Boston Globe, WBZ as well as WBUR, all in Boston. His daily podcast Weather Wisdom is available on multiple platforms. Dave has been teaching meteorology at Colby college since 2006. He also is the founder of Bloomscapes, a landscape design company, and GrowingWisdom.com, an online video website for homeowner-gardeners and landscape professionals.

Tim McGill

Chicago

Tim McGill is Currently’s Chicago meteorologist. He’s an Emmy award winning AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. He’s been forecasting Chicago’s weather for nearly 30 years, worked at three television stations in the city including WGN-TV, WBBM-TV and now Fox 32 Chicago. 

His forecasts were heard for nearly 10 years on WGN Radio. Tim has taught weather for the past twenty years at three different colleges and universities. He worked for the National Weather Service, a television station in eastern North Carolina and another in northern Virginia before moving back home to Chicago. He also connects with audiences through his blog

Megan Montero

Megan Montero

Denver

Megan Montero is Currently’s Denver meteorologist. She has experience forecasting for the entire Centennial State. She has forecasted on tv for Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Grand Junction and many mountain regions in the state. Megan earned her degree in meteorology with a minor in mathematics from MSU Denver where she learned how to forecast for the Front Range. As a Colorado native, she is no stranger to Colorado’s ever-changing weather patterns and loves every bit of it. In her free time, Megan loves to explore the outdoors with her friends and family. You can catch her on the ski slopes in winter or on hiking trails in the summer.

Renée Reizman

Los Angeles

Renée Reizman is Currently’s weather reporter for Los Angeles. She’s an interdisciplinary curator, artist, and writer. Working within diverse communities, she studies the ways infrastructures shape our culture, policy, and environment. She is currently the Artist in Residence at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

Emilio Rey

Madrid

Emilio Rey es divulgador meteorológico en España y ha construido una gran comunidad de aficionados a esta ciencia desde hace más de 25 años. Fundó digitalmeteo, una empresa pionera en el mundo de los servicios meteorológicos personalizados y colabora con diferentes medios en prensa, televisión y radio. En su tiempo libre le gusta pasear por la montaña, perseguir tormentas y capturar sondas meteorológicas.

Emilio Rey is Currently’s Madrid meteorologist. He’s a weather commentator in Spain and has built a large community of fans of this science for more than 25 years. He founded digitalmeteo, a pioneer company in the world of personalized weather services and collaborates with different media in newspapers, television and radio. In his free time he likes to hike in the mountains, chase storms and capture weather radiosondes.

Francis

Francis Lépine

Montreal

Francis Lépine serves a dual role at Currently as the weather reporter for Montreal, head of Engineering and appointed Data Privacy Officer. He leads the development and reliability of Currently’s web services, along with several other projects. Francis has 15 years of experience in cloud engineering, data privacy and information security. He’s spent years thinking about the human connections to nature and climate and in 2022 Francis went back to University, pursuing a degree in Ecology.
Stacy Blundell

Stacy Blundell

New York City

Stacy Blundell (she/her) is Currently’s weather reporter for New York City. She has always had a passion for weather. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and writes about the weather for NYC during this climate emergency. Stacy holds a degree in writing from SUNY New Paltz. She also loves poetry and rooting endlessly for the NY Mets. Stacy is a tierless advocacy, working to empower the LGBTQ community and fight for justice.

Gary Szatkowski

Philadelphia

Gary Szatkowski is Currently’s Philadelphia Meterologist. He began his career with the National Weather Service (NWS) in 1980 after graduating from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. He worked at several duty stations at NWS for three decades.  Since his retirement from the NWS in 2016, Gary has continued to do consulting work in forensic meteorology, aviation meteorology, and professional development training. Gary has been recognized as a ‘Hurricane Sandy Hero’ and received the Weather Hero Award in 2012 from the Weather Research Center for his work during Hurricane Sandy. Gary received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement award from the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management for 35+ years of dedicated public service providing technical expertise in weather forecasting and leadership in flood risk communication.
Jean Suriel

Jean Suriel

República
Dominicana

Analista meteorológico y comunicador climático, con más de 20 años de experiencia en los medios de comunicación. Presentador de Noticias y Weatherman de República Dominicana. CEO y fundador de Agenda Climática, plataformas comunicacionales, pioneras y especializadas en la información meteorológica en el país. Disertante ante la OMM; consultor, conferencista y articulista. Inicia su trayectoria, en el primer canal de noticias de su país, CDN-Canal 37, bajo la mentoría del destacado meteorólogo hispano de NBC y Telemundo, John Morales. Jean Suriel is Currently’s meterologist from the República Dominicana. He’s a meteorological analyst and climate communicator, with more than 20 years of experience in the media. He’s a news anchor and weatherman from the Dominican Republic. CEO and founder of Agenda Climatica, a communication platform, pioneer and specialized in weather information in the country. Lecturer at WMO; consultant, speaker and columnist. He began his career, in the first news channel in his country, CDN-Channel 37, under the mentorship of the prominent Hispanic meteorologist of NBC and Telemundo, John Morales.
Priya Shukla

Priya Shukla

San Francisco

Priya Shukla is Currently’s San Francisco weather reporter. She’s a PhD candidate in Ecology at UC Davis. Her research explores the effects of climate change on shellfish aquaculture in California. She is working with SF Bay Area oyster companies to explore strategies for reducing the susceptibility of oysters to warming and disease. Priya is an active science communicator and deeply invested in improving the accessibility of marine science.
Anwar Knight

Anwar Knight

Toronto

Anwar Knight is Currently’s Tornoto weather reporter. For decades, Anwar has been tracking nature. He has forecasted endless sunny days, storms and with alarmingly increased frequency, extreme weather, on Canada’s most watched newscast, CTV News Toronto.

Insatiably curious, Anwar is an incredible story teller. His genuine, warm and engaging personality is a favourite with television viewers nationwide. A passionate environmentalist, Anwar has utilized his broadcast platform to help inform his viewers of the immense changes and stresses that nature is undergoing. He produces and hosts “The Big Blue Marble,” a podcast that presents a front-line view of what’s happening right now on our changing planet and the efforts needed to help save it.

Sven Sundgaard

Sven Sundgaard

Twin Cities

Sven Sundgaard is Currently’s Twin Cities weather reporter. He has been a meteorologist for two decades in frigid (less and less so) Minnesota. He has been studying climate change & ringing the alarm bells for many years while broadcasting on TV & digital media. In recent years he’s brought a camera and note pad along while traveling the world to tell stories of conservation and climate change on six of the seven continents. All of this has led to his pursuit of adventure but also prompted him to tell stories on the importance of fighting climate change and saving our planet’s incredible species. He lives by the motto, not only are we the problem but we’re also the solution.

Adam Powers

Washington DC

Adam Powers is Currently’s Washington DC weather reporter. By night, Adam is a poet and climate activist. By day, they’re a strategic marketer mobilizing folks for climate solutions at a DC clean energy organization. Between life and work, that’s where they got started writing, honoring family, friends, and colleagues doing their part for a better tomorrow, today. You can follow Adam’s climate poetry at here