Ryan Mahan’s passion for weather began in 2005 after witnessing the destruction that Hurricane Katrina had on his family and home. With nothing but a point-and-shoot digital camera in hand, he walked miles up and down the Coast to document the tragedy and its effects on the area and people around him. Using social media, he posted the photos and the stories behind them. The reaction from his peers inspired him to pursue a career doing what had, up until then, been a hobby.
A former student of Millsaps and a graduate of the University of South Alabama, he now has a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a focus in Broadcast.
Born in Tennessee, raised in Arkansas, and now with over 20 years as resident of Mississippi, Ryan is proud to be a Southerner and to belong to this community.
When not in front of a green screen, you can find Ryan spending time with his wife, Mandy, and son Sigurd. He enjoys all things science fiction, gaming, and staying active at the YMCA.