Andy Wood is the weekend meteorologist on FOX Carolina News Tonight, which airs from 10 to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Andy grew up in Manchester, Tenn., and went to school at Mississippi State University, where he graduated with a degree in geosciences/meteorology.
Andy says that his motivation to become a meteorologist primarily came from several big Tennessee snowstorms which blanketed his yard in 1993, 1996 and 1997.
While earning his degree, Andy worked as a weekend meteorologist for WTOK-TV in Meridian, Miss. After working in Meridian for three months, Andy landed his next job at WMAZ-TV in Macon, GA. He spent two years in central Georgia working first as weekend meteorologist and finally as morning meteorologist. In September 2006, Andy moved to the Upstate of South Carolina to work as the weekend meteorologist for FOX Carolina.
On the weekends, I love to: Relax. Get outside!
My favorite movie is: "Green Mile," "Old School," "The Rock" and anything with Jack Nicholson
My favorite kind of music is: Classic Rock, Alternative and Blue Grass
My favorite food is: Steaks on the grill and I enjoy trying out new restaurants around the Western Carolinas.
Hidden talents: Running (backwards) at a high rate of speed... maybe
Hobbies: Snow skiing, watching (or listening to) the Nashville Predators play hockey and watching Tennessee football
Pets: our family dog (in Tennessee) named Buddy... part boxer, part jack russell and part beagle... 100% idiot
Most Memorable Story: The Snowstorm of January 9th and 10th, 2011 which piled 6-11" of snow across the Western Carolinas... the Cordele (GA) Watermelon Festival and seed spitting contest... and a North Carolina snowstorm when a wall of snow being pushed by a 50 to 60 mph wind nearly knocked me down!