About Spinks Megginson
Spinks Megginson is the executive director and co-founder of RedZone Group, LLC.
Spinks lives and works in his hometown of Brewton, Alabama. In addition to the daily tasks associated with being the executive director of RedZone Weather, Spinks also works as the youth director at First Presbyterian Church in Brewton.
Spinks most recently worked in the television industry at WVUA23-TV in the Birmingham, Alabama television market. Spinks occasionally returns to Birmingham/Tuscaloosa as a fill-in meteorologist at WVUA23-TV. You can also occasionally hear Spinks on radio stations across Alabama including (but not limited to) Moody Radio, 105.1 JAMZ, Catfish 100.1, WVUA 90.7, WBIB Radio, WLDX Fayette County, and WEBJ Radio. In addition, from Huntsville and the Shoals to the Alabama beaches, Spinks also occasionally provides weather forecasts for Alabama Public Radio across the state.
Spinks is a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama. He focused on broadcast news/weather and geography as study specializations while attending UA. Before attending The Capstone, Spinks also graduated magna cum laude from Jefferson Davis Community College in 2012. He is a 2010 graduate of T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama.
Weather, specifically local weather in the southern United States, is something that captivates Spinks. Ever since he was quite young, Spinks knew exactly what he wanted to do: Enrich the lives of others through the world of meteorology.
“I can remember having a whiteboard with dry erase markers where I would plot out hurricane tracks,” Spinks says. “I am very fortunate in that my family has always supported me in learning about meteorology. They would buy me maps, books, and computer programs. This stuff comes second nature to me because of all the time and resources they invested into me from a very young age. I am grateful for that.”
Spinks says he’s had many opportunities to advance his education in the world of weather. Here’s just a few of the highlights…
- March 2017 – Launches all-new RedZone Weather app on iOS and on Android. Coinciding with the app launch, a high quality mobile and desktop version of rzweather.com is released. This provides Alabama and northwest Florida with in-depth weather coverage exclusively on digital media, paving the way for the future of weather coverage.
- February 23, 2016 – Provides 5+ hours of continuous severe weather coverage as EF3 tornado rips through the northwest part of the Pensacola, Florida metropolitan area. See the coverage here.
- February 15, 2016 – Provides 6+ hours of continuous live video streaming coverage on rzweather.com during the EF3 tornado event that affected Century, Florida and Flomaton, Alabama. See a portion of the coverage here.
- December 28, 2015 – Completes first long-form severe weather outbreak with RedZone Weather. 5+ hours of continuous solo coverage!
- April 15, 2015 – Launches weekday, daily RedZone Weather video. The first video was quite different than the videos produced in the modern era of the company.
- March 13, 2015 – The launch of RedZone Group, LLC, the company behind RedZone Weather.
- May 3, 2014 – Graduates magna cum laude from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, specializing in electronic news, meteorology, and geography.
- April 28, 2014 – Co-anchored 14 consecutive hours of television severe weather coverage with Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott on WVUA23 during what would be remembered as the most significant tornado outbreak since the historic, generational April 27, 2011 outbreak three years earlier.
- March 2014 – Starts working as weekend weather anchor at WVUA23-TV in Birmingham, AL television market.
- January 2013 – Starts meteorology internship at WVUA23-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- May 2012 – Graduates magna cum laude from Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, Alabama.
- May 2010 – Graduates with advanced academic endorsement from T.R. Miller High School in Brewton, Alabama.
- June 2006 – Spinks, as a high school freshman, tours a USAF “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft at Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Alabama. Spinks also conducts a radio interview with then-Director of the National Hurricane Center Max Mayfield about the impacts of Hurricane Katrina.
- May 21, 2005 – Competes in the meteorology subject area in the national Science Olympiad competition at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois.
- March 2005 – Won state championship in Alabama Science Olympiad contest in the meteorology subject area at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama.
- February 2005 – Won regional championship at Auburn University Science Olympiad in the meteorology subject area.
- July 2003 – Attended University of South Alabama Weather Camp by former WPMI Chief Meteorologist David Glenn.
- July 2001 – Appears on WPMI-TV in the Mobile, Alabama television market as a “junior forecaster” with then-Chief Meteorologist David Glenn.