Bradon officially became a Pennsylvania resident in 2016, starting as Weekend Meteorologist. From 2018-2020 he served as co-anchor and meteorologist during the first years of FOX43 Morning News at Nine. At one time or another, he's worked as both a meteorologist and a news anchor on every newscast airing on FOX43. He was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in November 2020.
Bradon is a product of the rural farm country of Oklahoma, growing up in a town of less than 1,000 people with his mom and dad. He learned to work hard feeding cattle and cutting wheat on his grandparent's farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Those roots are now firmly planted in South Central Pennsylvania, where he and his husband own a home in York County.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 with a degree in journalism, meteorology and international studies. While he was still taking classes, Bradon worked as a meteorologist for television stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He chased numerous tornadoes and severe storms in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
While at FOX43, Bradon created the “Center Stage” segment for local community theatres, told education stories of our host schools during High School Football Frenzy and covered the earliest effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our area. He has won several awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters for weather and news coverage, including for outstanding team weather coverage of the effects of Tropical Storm Ida on Central Pennsylvania in 2021. He's also earned multiple Emmy nominations.
In his off time, Bradon enjoys visiting a local vineyard, playing golf and reading a good Agatha Christie mystery.
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