Meet Drew Switzer
Drew is the Weekday Meteorologist for 13 News This Morning from 5-9 am and also Midday in Kansas at Noon, a position he has held since October of 2008.
Drew arrived at WIBW in March of 2007 after graduating with a degree in Atmospheric Science and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Missouri. He worked as the Weekend Meteorologist for a year and a half before moving to his current morning position. In 2009, Drew earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval (CBM), the highest distinction for a broadcaster from the American Meteorological Society. Drew is an integral part of severe weather coverage and can be seen side by side with Chief Meteorologist Jeremy Goodwin as well as Rob Peppers and Doug Meyers when Kansas weather is at its worst. Drew began his career with an internship under legendary meteorologist Bryan Busby at KMBC in Kansas City. He also spent two years as a weekend and fill-in meteorologist at KOMU in Columbia, MO.
In addition to his weather duties, Drew is extremely involved in the community. As a proud Eagle Scout he is very involved with the Boy Scouts. He is a member of the Topeka Active 20/30 Club as well as Fast Forward 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 has also helped WIBW win Morning Newscast of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2011 from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters.
Aside from 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.
Drew married the love of his life, Leslie, in 2010. They live in Topeka with their dog, Tornado ("Nado" for short).