Braden Petry

Braden Petry was promoted to the Morning and Noon meteorologist in early June of 2024. Petry recently graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Meteorology!

Petry joined the WOAY team in February of 2022 as the weekend meteorologist. He was born and raised in the small town of Mason, WV. Growing up, Braden remembers the major snowstorm of March 2015, where the Ohio Valley was walloped with over a foot of snow. He knew after tracking that storm, broadcast meteorology was for him. His favorite type of weather to track is winter storms.

He has attended the Penn State Weather Camp program, managed his own weather page that reached an audience of a hundred thousand, appeared on live radio broadcasts, and has been featured in the newspaper for his Weather accomplishments.
When he’s not at the weather center, you can find him enjoying the beautiful outdoors, attending sporting events, listening to music, and traveling.
If you have any weather questions or story ideas, you can reach out to him at, or find him on all social media platforms at braden_petry.
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