Brandon Wholey joined the 2 News Oklahoma Weather Team in December 2015.
He's originally from Gig Harbor, Washington, but is thrilled to call Tulsa home.
Previously, Wholey was the Chief Meteorologist at KRNV, the NBC affiliate in Reno, Nevada from 2008 to 2015. There he tracked severe thunderstorms, flash flooding, snowstorms, wildfires, drought, and earthquakes that would impact the high desert and Sierra. He was very active in the community, including volunteering at charitable events and visiting schools often to talk with students about my job and the weather.
Wholey made a few appearances on The Weather Channel and was a featured NBC affiliate meteorologist in a prime time documentary. It showcased the extreme weather people experienced during the gold rush in what is now the famous Sierra ghost town of Bodie, California. In 2016, Wholey was one of a few TV meteorologists hand picked to test out new forecasting algorithms in conjunction with the GOES-R satellite. Part of the testing included using the new lightning detection capabilities on board the satellite to see if severe thunderstorms are strengthening or decaying. The testing was done during a workshop in Norman at the National Weather Center. The satellite is now in operation covering the eastern United States and Atlantic Ocean.
Wholey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Lyndon State College in Vermont, where he graduated with honors. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded their Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval. Each meteorologist who has this seal must take a rigorous written examination and have their on camera work evaluated.