Ron Young

I was born in Morrilton, Arkansas, but grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas.  I graduated from Texarkana Arkansas High School and attended Texarkana Junior College.  I am a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communications.  I have worked a vast variety of jobs from Licensed Nurse at Brook Army Medical Center to Director of Family Planning Services for the Arkansas Department of Health. 

I accepted a position of Chief Meteorologist for KTAL-TV in Shreveport in 1981, a position I held until 2000.  During that time, I earned a degree in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.  After our locally owned station was bought by another company, I left the television industry for several years.   I served as Development Director with Easter Seals of East Texas and raised money for a rehabilitation facility that provided treatment for children with disabilities.

In 2003, I was asked to come on board at KSLA News 12 This Morning as a Meteorologist.  In 2003, I was not only the Morning Meteorologist but also filling a co-anchor position for KSLA News 12 This Morning, a show that went from a distant second place in Nielsen to Number One in just a year!  It was an exciting feat!  I am proud of my accomplishments on ALL fronts but remain well-grounded and free of the often too typical “TV Anchor Ego Syndrome!”

After a couple of years of semi-retirement, I was offered a Meteorologist position at KTAL NBC 6, the TV station where my weather career started!  After much thought, I accepted the job of Weekend Meteorologist!

I hold firmly to the belief that all things happen for a reason and that there is truly a Divine Plan for everyone’s life.  I believe that everyone deserves a smile and a “hello,” regardless.  I am an outgoing individual who tries to laugh every day, often at myself.  I am the original team player, believing that there is strength in numbers and that a united effort can always yield positive results.  I am comfortable in any situation and know that I have a mission to complete, no matter what.  If I am at work, I am “on!”

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