Nicholas Merianos joined the Action News team in July, 2014 as a meteorologist/ multimedia journalist. He graduated Lyndon State College in May 2014 with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science.
Throughout his college career, Nick spent an enormous amount of time volunteering in the community on two separate fire departments and one private ambulance company. While he was on duty as an EMT, he covered 560 square miles of rural Vermont. He attended the Vermont Fire Academy and earned his Pro Board Fire Fighter 1 certification and his Hazardous Material Operations certification. Here in New York, Nick will continue his service as a volunteer firefighter/ EMT.
Merianos began his career in Meteorology at a young age. By the age of 6, he knew he wanted to be a weatherman. The proof is a homework assignment from the first grade that states "When I grow up, I want to be a weatherman." During middle school, Nick sent in weather observations to the media and National Weather Service, and later attended college for it.
At Lyndon State College, Nick worked as an on-air meteorologist for the school's non-commercialized live news station. There he gained the required skills to begin his career as a meteorologist/ reporter. During the summer months from freshman year to senior year, he interned with three individual news stations in Boston. He says that after his first internship in weather, he knew for sure that he wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist.
Nick was honored with the Gil and Avis Ford Scholarship toward the conclusion of his freshman year. Upon graduation, Nick received awards for his work ethic, community involvement, leadership, and integrity, one of which was the Gil Ford Award.