Don Paul


Don Paul, a leading meteorologist in Buffalo for decades, joined the 7 Eyewitness News team in September 2016.

Don works Sunday nights at 6pm and 11pm, giving the 7 First Alert team a total of more than 130 years of combined experience.

Don comes to WKBW from WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY where he spent the last few decades as chief meteorologist. He also worked at WGRZ-TV, Buffalo; WBEN-AM, Buffalo; WJYE-FM, Buffalo; WJBK-TV, Detroit, Michigan; WFLA-TV, Tampa, Florida; KAKE-TV, Wichita, Kansas; WVII-TV, Bangor, Maine and was the science writer and radio features reporter/producer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of Public Affairs.

Don has been awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Western New York Science Congress. He has the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Television Weathercasting, served three terms as a member of the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology and is a full professional member of AMS.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology at Rutgers University and served as 1st Lieutenant at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, Georgia, where he retired at the rank of Captain.

When Don isn’t forecasting Buffalo’s weather, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Deborah and two daughters, Leah and Leslie.

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