Chief Meteorologist Sean Sublette can be seen weeknights on ABC 13 News. His local broadcast career has included coverage of the Blizzard of 1996, the floods from Hurricane Fran, and the 2004 tornado outbreak from the remnants of Hurricane Frances.
Before becoming Chief Meteorologist, he and co-anchor Pattie Martin helped Good Morning Virginia claim the award for Best Morning Show by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Sean joined ABC13 in 2003 and holds the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal. The CBM Seal is the highest professional designation awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), as it involves continuing education, public outreach, and a comprehensive written exam. Sean served on the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology from 2006-09, a 12-person nationwide board in charge of determining which meteorologists are qualified to hold the AMS and CBM Seals, and he served as Chair of the Board in 2009.
Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty member at Lynchburg College where he teaches a course in introductory meteorology, and he regularly visits elementary schools across the Heart of Virginia to speak with younger students about weather and climate.
Sean was born and raised in Virginia and has been watching the weather ever since he was a kid. He turned that fascination into a career after getting both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in meteorology from Penn State. Sean's first job was as a research meteorologist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in suburban Washington, DC. However, he quickly turned his career back to forecasting, taking a meteorologist position with a Roanoke television station in 1995. Two years later, he earned the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seal of Approval for Broadcast Meteorology.
Sean is married and has two children, and when he's not playing with the kids or immersed in weather data, he enjoys swimming and racquetball.