Ken Graham is the Meteorologist-in-Charge at the National Weather Service New Orleans/Baton Rouge. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree at the University of Arizona, with a minor in Physics and Mathematics. He then headed to Mississippi State University to teach physics and work on a Master of Science Degree in Geosciences. While in Mississippi, he was a partner and customer of the National Weather Service while a television meteorologist for CBS and agricultural meteorologist across the state for the Mississippi Network Radio. Ken began his National Weather Service Career as an Intern Forecaster in New Orleans. His career took him to Southern Region Headquarters as the Marine and Public Program Manager during National Weather Service Modernization and spin-up of Weather Service Offices to full Weather Forecast Offices. He became the Meteorologist-in-Charge at Corpus Christi, Texas and Birmingham, Alabama. While in Birmingham from 2001 to 2005, his office won Department of Commerce medals each year for innovative services like Instant Messaging with television stations during critical events such as the Veteran’s Day Tornado Outbreak. Ken was part of the team which created the BLAST program, Building Leaders for a Solid Tomorrow which is still training leaders after nearly 10 years. He served as Systems Operations Chief at Southern Region Headquarters where he won a Bronze Medal for leading a team to make critical repairs to the Slidell office and staff support following Hurricane Katrina. Prior to being the MIC at New Orleans, he was the Chief of Meteorological Services at National Weather Service Headquarters. Ken is a member of the National Weather Association, American Meteorological Society, International Association for Emergency Managers, and is a HAM Radio Operator.