Taylor Kanost to Join WAAY in Hunstville as Chief Meteorologist

By Kevin Eck 

Taylor Kanost is joining Huntsville, Ala., ABC affiliate WAAY as the station’s chief meteorologist.

“Our commitment to providing North Alabama with comprehensive, severe weather coverage involved an arduous, nationwide search to identify the individual with specific experience and expertise to complement and lead our weather team,” said WAAY general manager Mike Wright. “We are so pleased to have identified these qualities in Taylor and welcome him to WAAY 31.”

Kanost comes from WOI in Des Moines, Iowa where he worked for the last six years.


At WAAY, Kanost will take advantage of the largest privately owned radar network in the country the station calls the StormTracker Early Warning Radar Network. The network is comprised of three real-time radars strategically positioned across North Alabama in Muscle Shoals, Decatur and Guntersville.

“My family and I are excited to be part of the Huntsville community. I am grateful for the opportunity to join the WAAY 31 family and guide viewers through the often turbulent weather that occurs in beautiful North Alabama,” said Kanost.