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Paul Huttner

Paul Huttner is chief meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio News. 

Huttner began his career in operational forecasting at Chicago’s weather command in 1986. He delivered specialized forecasts to radio stations, energy companies, and city operations.

He started his TV meteorology career at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis in 1988. He was the sole anchor for the Halloween storm 1991. In 1994, WGN-TV in Chicago hired Huttner as the first meteorologist for the launch the WGN Morning News. Huttner also lead a weather team of four as chief meteorologist for KGUN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Tucson, Arizona from 1997-2005.

In 2007, Huttner was tapped by MPR News as its first chief meteorologist. He launched daily weather chats on its 40+ station network. He also created the popular Updraft blog.  Huttner focuses on the “whys” of weather and climate beyond the forecast.

In 2013, Huttner launched MPR News’ much-awarded, weekly radio show Climate Cast, which focuses on climate change news, science and solutions. 

A graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Huttner holds a bachelor's degree in geography with an emphasis in meteorology. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and has been awarded the AMS Television Seal of Approval. In March 2008, Huttner earned AMS's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation.