Spinks Megginson is the executive director of RedZone Group, LLC and serves as its meteorologist for Alabama and northwest Florida. He lives and works in his hometown of Brewton, Alabama.
Before starting RedZone Weather in March 2015, Spinks was a youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Brewton, Alabama. He most recently worked in the Birmingham, Alabama television market at WVUA23-TV.
Spinks is a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications & Information Sciences with study specializations in electronic news/weather and geography. Spinks was an intern for WVUA-TV while in college and subsequently became the weekend weather anchor for WVUA News.
Before attending The University of Alabama, Spinks also graduated magna cum laude from Jefferson Davis Community College in 2012. He is a 2010 graduate of T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama.
From a very young age, Spinks knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. “I can remember having a whiteboard where I would plot out hurricane tracks,” Spinks says. “I am very fortunate in that my family has always vehemently supported me learning about meteorology. They bought me maps, books, and computer programs. This stuff comes second nature to me because of all the time and resources they invested into me from a very young age. I am grateful for that.”
Several events highlight that meteorology has really been a lifelong passion for Spinks.
- March 13, 2015 – The launch of RedZone Group, LLC, the company behind RedZone Weather.
- May 3, 2014 – Graduates magna cum laude from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, specializing in electronic news, meteorology, and geography.
- April 28, 2014 – Co-anchored 14 consecutive hours of television severe weather coverage with Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott on WVUA23-TV during what would be remembered as the most significant tornado outbreak since the historic, generational April 27, 2011 outbreak three years earlier.
- March 2014 – Starts working as weekend weather anchor at WVUA-TV in Birmingham, AL television market.
- March 2014 – Starts working as radio anchor of BrewtonToday, the flagship morning news program at WEBJ Radio.
- January 2013 – Starts meteorology internship at WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- May 2012 – Graduates magna cum laude from Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, Alabama.
- May 2010 – Graduates with advanced academic endorsement from T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama.
- June 2006 – Spinks, as a high school freshman, tours a USAF “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft at Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Alabama. Spinks also conducts a radio interview with then-Director of the National Hurricane Center Max Mayfield about the impacts of Hurricane Katrina.
- May 2006 – Starts working at WEBJ Radio in Brewton, Alabama as a news/weather reporter.
- May 21, 2005 – Competes in the meteorology subject area in the national Science Olympiad competition at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.
- March 2005 – Won state championship in Alabama Science Olympiad contest in the meteorology subject area at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
- February 2005 – Won regional championship at Auburn University Science Olympiad in the meteorology subject area.
- July 2003 – Attended University of South Alabama Meteorology Camp hosted by former WPMI Chief Meteorologist David Glenn.
- July 2001 – Appears on WPMI-TV in the Mobile, Alabama television market as a “junior forecaster” with then-Chief Meteorologist David Glenn. Becomes “sky watcher” (daily weather data reporter) for WPMI-TV for Brewton, Alabama.
Spinks occasionally returns to Birmingham/Tuscaloosa as a fill-in television meteorologist at WVUA23-TV. You can also occasionally hear Spinks on radio stations across Alabama including Moody Radio, 105.1 JAMZ, Catfish 100.1, WVUA 90.7, WBIB Radio, WLDX Fayette County, and WEBJ Radio. In addition, from Huntsville and the Shoals to the Alabama beaches, Spinks also occasionally provides weather forecasts for Alabama Public Radio across the state.
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