School: North Carolina State University
Hometown: All over the U.S. (military brat)
Ed Piotrowski is ABC 15's Chief Meteorologist. He has spent his entire 32-year broadcast career in the coastal Carolinas. He earned his B.S. degree in Meteorology from North Carolina State University, received Magna Cum Laude honors and holds the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.
In his 29 years in South Carolina, Ed has been nominated for an Emmy three times, named Best Weathercaster in the Carolinas by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas twice, Best Weathercaster in South Carolina twice by the South Carolina Associated Press and twice by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. In 2018, he received the John Coleman National award for his coverage before, during and after Hurricane Florence. Additionally, in 2018, he received the prestigious Honorary Life Membership Award from the South Carolina Broadcast Association for demonstrating exceptional service to broadcasting in South Carolina. Ed has been named Best of the Beach 20 years in a row and in 2018, was named Myrtle Beach's Citizen of the Year.
Each year, Ed visits and speaks to thousands of people at various schools, churches, civic groups, charity functions, and festivals. His extensive knowledge of tropical weather and eagerness to speak to the community enables him to keep his viewers fully aware of potentially dangerous weather situations.