School: University of Missouri
Hometown: Independence, Missouri
Year Joined KRCG 13: 2003
You have seen Zach Paul giving you a forecast in every newscast KRCG has. Voted as one of the best Television Personalities in 2014 and 2015, Zach has been a member of the KRCG weather team since May of 2003 and has served many roles. Before KRCG, Zach was an assistant weather producer at KMBC-TV in Kansas City. It was there he interned and trained with one of the best meteorologists in the nation, Bryan Busby. Zach attributes his love for the weather and his passion to Bryan, who visited his elementary school when he was in the 3rd grade. It was at this young age Zach was bitten by the "weather- bug."
Growing up in Kansas City, Zach has seen his fair share of Missouri weather. Like many kids, Zach was afraid of thunderstorms as a child. But he has grown out of that and made this fear a passion. Zach enjoys chasing these thunderstorms and even the tornadoes that drop from them. The most active day in Central Missouri that sticks out is March 12, 2006. An F-3 passed near the towns of Marshall, Arrow Rock, and Moberly; as well as an F-2 passing right through Sedalia and Gravois Mills.
Zach studied atmospheric science at the University of Missouri. While there, he co-authored a paper and did research on the Frequency of Occluded Frontal Occurrences over North America that was submitted to the Electronic Journal of Operational Meteorology. Zach is also a member of the National Weather Association as well as a member of the American Meteorological Society.
When not forecasting, Zach stays busy. He loves helping out local charities and is involved with many organizations in Mid-Missouri such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, and several Veterans programs. He has been an active supporter of Special Olympics Missouri since 2005 and is regularly involved in the annual Polar Plunge. Zach is also a board member for the Rape Abuse Crisis Service (RACS) in Jefferson City. He regularly emcees events for many charities and local organizations and welcomes the opportunity to give back to the community that has supported him.
In his free time, he loves to travel. Snow skiing in the Rockies and a trip to Las Vegas have been known to happen from time to time. But despite his love for traveling, Zach also enjoys spending down time with his family, son Cameron, and friends.