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Announcing: John Morales is joining Currently

Currently is excited to announce that legendary Miami-based meteorologist John Morales will be joining our forecast team, to deliver trusted weather with a climate context for both Miami and Puerto Rico.

John’s legacy is peerless across Latin America: He was the first degreed meteorologist on Spanish television, and is the longest-tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida — a champion of science and unbiased truth in a world that’s growing increasingly extreme.

In 2017, after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, where he grew up, John redoubled his efforts to not only inform readers and viewers about the climate emergency in as many ways as possible, but also inspire other meteorologists to follow his lead knowing that everyone deserves access to life-saving weather information — no matter the language they speak or where they were born.

John’s role at Currently will be to lead our daily coverage in Miami and Puerto Rico, and also strengthen Currently’s Spanish-language service to communities at the front lines of climate change.

John’s values throughout his entire career match clearly with Currently’s mission to cultivate timely and accurate weather information that supports community resilience and safety during the climate emergency.

We’re thrilled to welcome John to our team. Said Currently’s Chief Meteorologist Anthony Torres:

“It is an absolute honor to have John Morales join us at Currently. He is not only a household name in South Florida and Puerto Rico, but also a trailblazer and a personal mentor to so many wonderful people in our field. Not only has he built a reputation of trust in delivering life-saving weather information to both English and Spanish speaking households, he also fundamentally understands the moment we are living in this Climate Emergency. He has consistently leveraged his position as Chief Meteorologist as a platform to educate everyone on how the choices we make as a society today will impact the type of climate we live in the future. This is exactly the type of weather and climate reporting we aspire to make the norm not only at Currently, but in weather reports everywhere.”

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