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John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecast the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. In his TV career he was the winner of many awards including two Emmys for his predictions of severe weather.
Also an accomplished writer, Beckman has been nationally published in The New American Review, and numerous magazines and periodicals. Regionally he has published twice in Oh, Georgia, an anthology of southern writers. He served as a monthly contributing Editor for Southern Distinction Magazine. He has also presented at the Harriette Austin Writer’s Conference at the University of Georgia.
Besides writing, Beckman has had many hobbies over the years including flying his own plane (he's a licensed pilot), motorcycling, sailing, oil painting and for over 60 years he has been an avid amateur radio operator with the call sign W4BTX and he enjoys chatting with other “hams” all over the world. (CLICK HERE to visit his ham radio site.)
He lives with his wife Dr. Deborah Beckman in Stone Mountain, GA a suburb of Atlanta. To contact him, click the "contact" button above and send him an email. or join the conversation on his blog by clicking the BLOG button above. He loves to hear from readers and answers every comment or suggestion. Finally, in spite of this blah, blah bio, he's just a nice guy who would enjoy an invitation into your kitchen for a cup of coffee. You'd be surprised at how much you two have in common.
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