The Westport Woman's Club

October 2014


October 2014 Luncheon

WWC’s October Club Day Luncheon’s Guest Speaker, Paul Piorek, Award Winning TV Meteorologist, presented an interesting and educational program for our club members. Paul began his career at News 12 Connecticut in September of 1989 as the evening weather anchor while also teaching Science and Language Arts. Paul is a ten-year veteran of education and was named Connecticut’s Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher in 1993 by the State Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Paul began his weather career in 1986 as assistant at the Western Connecticut State University weather center in Danbury. He provided on-air weather forecasts for a number of local and national commercial radio stations. That led to his position at News 12 Connecticut three years later. Paul is a four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcasters’ Association award for Best Weathercast (2006, 2008, 2009, 2012), New York Emmy award winner (2007), and five-time Emmy nominee. He is also a two-time winner of the Communicator award (2012 & 2013). Paul received the Housatonic Community College Distinguished Alumni award and was inducted into the HCC Hall of Fame (2012).