Brian Niznansky joins TODAY’S TMJ4 after working several years at our sister station NBC26 in Green Bay. While forecasting in Green Bay, Brian was a Wisconsin Broadcaster Association finalist for “Best Weathercast” multiple times. Prior to Green Bay, he worked in Wausau, where he was voted “Favorite Weathercaster” by the readers of the Wausau City Pages. Brian grew up in Racine, graduated with his degree in meteorology from UW-Milwaukee and is absolutely thrilled to be returning home.
A few years back, while home visiting friends and family, Brian met his wife Julie in downtown Milwaukee at Bastille Days, and they eventually married in Green Bay. Julie and Brian are expecting a baby girl this November, but they already have their hands full with their beloved Yorkie, Oscar. Most of Brian’s family remains in Racine and Julie’s family in Mequon. Brian explains, “It’s very important for our daughter to have a close relationship to her grandparents.”
Brian’s fascination with weather goes as far back as he can remember. According to Brian, “I used to get picked on for watching The Weather Channel more than ESPN.” As Brian went on to study Meteorology at UW-Milwaukee, he learned the broadcast side of things, while being mentored by John Malan.
Brian is a weather nerd down to the core and tells us, “If I’m not at work tracking storms, I’ll either be checking them out on my phone or laptop from home, or out chasing them down.” But don’t be fooled, Brian is also a Wisconsin, Brewers, Bucks, and Packers fanatic. He’s pretty much the biggest homer possible. Brian explains, “There are only a few things in life which rank higher than the Packers, pretty much just weather and family.”