Alabama Weatherman Holds the Line and Stays on Air as His Wife at Home Faces Down a Tornado

Alabama Weatherman Holds the Line and Stays on Air as His Wife at Home Faces Down a Tornado


The job of any broadcaster is to remain professional at all times while on the air. One weatherman in Alabama took that task to heart as tornadoes ravaged the state and approached his own home on March 25.

Emmy-winning weatherman James Spann was reporting on the tornadoes that day for WBMA-LD, The Washington Post reported.

During the broadcast, Spann initially explained that he was checking to make sure his family was safe.

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“What I’m doing is texting my wife to be sure she’s in the shelter,” he said.

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After a few minutes passed, Spann took a longer break as his colleague took over the tornado coverage. After less than 15 minutes, Spann came back on air and explained the situation, The Post reported.

“The reason I had to step out — we’ve had major damage at

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