Meteorologist and UNC Asheville Alumnus Presents Lecture on 2013 Tornado
Damon Lane, chief meteorologist at KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City, will discuss the 2013 tornado disaster in Moore, Okla., in his lecture,Moore: Tornado Emergency 55,000 Survived, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, room 221. Lane, a resident of Moore, will focus on the positive aspects of the event, including the media’s role leading up to, during and following the emergency. This event is free and open to the public.
Lane’s coverage of the 2013 Moore tornado earned him an Emmy nomination. The massive tornado struck his neighborhood as he covered it live on-air, and his wife rode out the storm in their tornado shelter. Lane holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. He has previously served as chief meteorologist in KTXS-TV in Texas, and as a guest meteorologist for ABC’sGood Morning America. Lane graduated from UNC Asheville with a degree in atmospheric sciences in 2005.