Bryce Henry is a Multimedia Journalist and the Weekend Meteorologist for KBJR.
Bryce grew up in Belleville, IL, right across the river from St. Louis, MO but he was brought to the Northland in his pursuit of education. He attended Northland College in Ashland, WI where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Meteorology with minors in physics and geology. While there, he also crafted his camera skills as the campus photographer and videographer for the marketing and communications department during all four of his years as an undergraduate. He says his storytelling and writing skills stem from the wide exposure to nature and environmental writers who made an impact at the college.
After earning his degree, Bryce pursued meteorology at WeatherEye Radio in St. Paul, MN. That position allowed him to improve his forecasting skills and work on his presentation while forecasting and voicing for up to 450 different radio stations each day!
Bryce says the biggest contribution to his skills in connecting with people and telling stories came from a time that he decided to hitchhike from San Francisco to St. Louis just to see if he could. He says that trip gave him great faith in humanity and pushed him to associate with people he wouldn’t otherwise have known. He will also tell you that trip is an incredible story all on it’s own and it defined for him that every person has a story to tell.
Bryce started at KBJR as a morning Multi-Media Journalist and quickly transitioned to Producer for the morning show. After a short time, his skill for storytelling pushed him into a full Multi-Media Journalist position. As he was consistently filling in as a meteorologist, Bryce eventually picked up the position of Weekend Meteorologist in June 2014.
Besides storytelling and the weather, Bryce loves to grow his own food, hike on the trails throughout the Northland, and sing and play a variety of instruments. He is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast. He ran cross-country all through high school and college and in the summertime, you may catch him running barefoot on the trails in Lester Park.
You may know him best for when he was the first to get the word out about the ice caves, or the time he flew in an F-16, or you may have seen him actually running with camera and tripod in hand to capture breaking news .
Whatever story he may be on, Bryce says it is his personal mission to inspire every viewer of the content he produces to seek more after the few minutes he has with them. He says he not only thrives on being an exemplary journalist, but he also strives to be an outstanding community member who produces and encourages positive activities throughout the Northland.
If you have a story that you would like Bryce to help tell, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, be sure to give him a like on his Facebook page.