John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned over forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV.
In his TV career he was the winner of many awards including two Emmys for his predictions of severe weather.
Also a writer since his teens, Beckman has been nationally published in The New American Review, and numerous magazines and newspapers. Regionally he has published twice in Oh, Georgia, an anthology of southern writers. He was a monthly Contributing Editor for Southern Distinction Magazine. He has also presented at the Harriette Austin Writer’s Conference at the University of Georgia.
Besides writing, Beckman has had many hobbies over the years including flying his own plane, motorcycling, sailing, and for over 60 years he has been an avid amateur radio operator with the call sign W4BTX, communicating with other “hams” all over the world.
He lives with his wife Dr. Deborah Beckman in Stone Mountain, GA which is a suburb of Atlanta. If you wish to contact him, he receives Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or join him on TFacebook.