Honorary spokesman for Tri-County CASA, Inc.
Meteorologist Frank Waugh recently joined the Tri-County CASA Inc. team.
Waugh joined the KAKE First Alert Weather team in September of 2013.
“Frank has accepted our invitation to become Honorary Spokesman for the Tri-County CASA, Inc. Frank will lend his skills in public speaking and communication to the Tri-County CASA, Inc. when his schedule permits at public events and occasions for the promotion of the work, recognition of the volunteers and the furtherance of the goals and aims of the organization in its mission to provide every child in need of care with a CASA advocate.” reported a Tri-County CASA board member.
“Frank expressed his excitement to be of service for such an important organization that looks out for the benefit of abused and neglected children in the 13th Judicial District.” President Tom Boren said “We are happy to have a local resident, with such high profile position that can greatly aid our efforts to bring awareness and professionalism to our organization and its important work in the community. Frank will be a great asset to the advocacy done by our CASA volunteers.
“We are looking forward to his input and expertise in future publicity events for the program. The first event Frank will be able to help with is the upcoming ‘Brunch with Bill’ event on May 2, at the Hereford House in Andover. He will introduce our special speaker K-State Wildcat Coach Bill Snyder.”
Persons can contact Tri-County CASA, Inc. via email at www.tri-countycasa.com for further information or volunteer service opportunities.
Waugh holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal by the American Meteorological Society. The CBM is the highest level of certification from the AMS, and involves academic requirements, on-air performance, a rigorous examination and continuing education. Frank earned this designation at the age of 23, making him one of the youngest to ever receive the designation. Frank also holds the National Weather Association Seal of Approval.
Waugh is no stranger to Kansas weather, growing up in El Dorado. As a child he remembers numerous storms that brought everything from baseball sized hail to crippling ice and wind. After high school, he attended the University of Kansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science.
Waugh came to KAKE from South Bend, Ind., where he was the morning meteorologist for WNDU-TV. He also worked as a weekend meteorologist at KSNT in Topeka and at KSNW in Wichita.
Waugh enjoys the outdoors and loves fly fishing, kayaking and disk golf. Frank and his wife enjoy traveling, eating good food, skiing and spending time with family and friends.