Gary has been living in western Virginia for over 20 years. He came to the area in 1999 after seven years in Great Falls, MT where he had his first stint in television. While he was in college, his adviser knew his love for weather and helped to get him an internship at KFBB-TV’s weather department. It was there that the internship turned into a gig as the weekend weather guy.
After his time in Great Falls, Gary moved to the Alleghany Highlands where he worked at radio stations in Clifton Forge and Covington. He was able to continue his passion for weather by being one of the local radio voices pre-and-post derecho in 2012 where almost all of Alleghany County was without power. Gary was also the main voice guiding listeners through the 2016 flood which crippled parts of Covington. Gary also served the Alleghany Highlands each year by fronting a radiothon for underprivileged children of the Alleghany Highlands for 15 years during the Holiday season.
Gary also spent time at radio stations in Lynchburg before making the transition back into television in 2017. Since arriving at WFXR, Gary has worked behind the scenes in our production department as well as some stints on-air during severe weather coverage – including during Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018. He also has been involved in digital specials involving the Pinpoint Weather Team including our winter weather and hurricane specials.
Gary was born and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Chocolate-Town, baby!) He’s a proud Eagle Scout and enjoys golf and geeking out when the weather gets “interesting.” He loves to golf and listen to a wide array of music from the 70s to today.
You can follow Gary on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gboyerwx.