Meet Drew Switzer
Drew Switzer was a meteorologist at WIBW from March of 2007 through August of 2014, and can still be found helping the WIBW Weather Team cover major severe weather events, as his schedule allows. Drew can also be seen on WIBW every Friday at Noon on Midday in Kansas for his weekly “Drew at the Zoo” segment in which he works with the Zoo staff to highlight and promote a unique aspect of the Topeka Zoo that you may not otherwise get to see or hear about. Drew has been doing his “Drew at the Zoo” segment every Friday since 2010 and is proud to sit on the Friends of the Topeka Zoo (FOTZ) Board of Directors.
Drew left WIBW on a full-time basis in September of 2014 and joined Thrivent Financial as a Financial Advisor. Drew has his Series 7, Series 66, and State Life and Health Licenses. Drew may no longer be an official employee of WIBW, but he will always be part of the WIBW Family.
As a proud Eagle Scout, Drew is very involved with the Boy Scouts. He is a member of the Topeka Active 20/30 Club and attends Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Topeka. Drew was a member of the 2009 Class of Leadership Greater Topeka and was also a Campaign Ambassador for the United Way of Greater Topeka in 2008.
Drew was voted Topeka's favorite meteorologist in the annual "Best of Topeka" competition held by the Topeka Capitol Journal in 2010 and 2011. Drew was selected as one of the top young leaders in Topeka as a member of the 2011 Class of Topeka's Top 20 Under 40. Drew also won numerous awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters during his time at WIBW.
Drew married the love of his life, Leslie, in 2010. Drew and Leslie live in Topeka with their son, Max, and their dog, Tornado ("Nado" for short).
Aside from his family, finance, and the weather, two of Drew's greatest passions are the outdoors and sports. Drew spends many days during the hunting season in local fields, forests, and marshes "getting close to critters." He is also a loyal Chiefs and Royals fan.