Ryan Breton is a meteorologist at NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland, and in addition to forecasting, specializes in science and environmental stories.

Nor’easters sparked Ryan’s interest in weather, but he is fascinated by all seasons. On one of his first weekends working in Maine, he covered the state’s largest tornado outbreak on record, with five touchdowns in a single day.

Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State, one of the best atmospheric science programs in the country. Ryan led the Campus Weather Service, where he started a partnership with The Weather Channel and appeared live on the network during college.

He was awarded the prestigious GEMS Diamond Award at graduation, recognizing the most well-rounded student who shows excellence and balance in academic achievement and community involvement.

Before joining NEWS CENTER Maine, Ryan began his on-air career at NH1 News in Concord, New Hampshire, and previously worked as an intern with the meteorologists at WCVB-TV in Boston.

Ryan is a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.

Outside of work, you can find him spending time outdoors, skiing, golfing or running. Ryan grew up in southern New Hampshire and is glad to be forecasting in New England.

Contact Ryan Breton via e-mail at ryan.breton@newscentermaine.com. Follow Ryan @RyanBretonWX on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.