Malcolm Byron is a North Carolina native who developed a passion for the weather at an early age. It all started with a fear of tornadoes. Learning simple facts about the weather was an initial coping mechanism, but it was not 100% effective. Everything changed on April 16th, 2011 when North Carolina experienced one of its worst tornado outbreaks. A tornado ripped through the town adjacent to his hometown, and Malcolm has been awe-inspired by the power of mother nature ever since.
Malcolm attended North Carolina State University and graduated at the top of his class in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology. During his time in college, he gained a lot of experience as a forecaster and communicator. During his college tenure, Malcolm interned at a local television station and at the National Weather Service forecast office in Raleigh, NC. Malcolm also worked briefly as a photographer for one of the local sports programs. Malcolm also has experience coordinating weather balloon launches during severe and winter weather events to provide crucial weather information to forecasters.
In his spare time, Malcolm enjoys disc golf, running, formulating puns, and watching NC State football and basketball.
You can watch forecasts from Meteorologist Malcolm Byron on Channel 8 Eyewitness News.