|Dennis is a native of Kansas
City, Missouri, graduating from Southwest High School there.
He received his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Northwest
Missouri State University and later earned his meteorology certification
through Mississippi State University.
What transpired was a 31-year television weather career that
took Dennis to KODE-TV, Joplin, Missouri, KQ-TV, St. Joseph,
Missouri, WTVW, Evansville, Indiana, WSTM, Syracuse, New York,
WPXI, Pittsburgh, PA, and WIBW-TV, Topeka, Kansas. Along the
way, he dealt with a variety of weather challenges including
tornado outbreaks, microbursts, intense lake effect snow events,
coastal nor 'easter blizzards and devastating river and flash
flood situations. This has provided a broad base of weather
knowledge for Dennis to work from and to share with others.
Throughout his broadcast career, Dennis Bowman was a dedicated
public servant. In 1986, he became the first broadcaster in
Pennsylvania to receive the National Weather Service's Public
Service Award. He received this honor again in 1997 for special
reports dedicated to severe weather safety.
As a versatile television personality, Dennis filled many
other roles apart from weather forecasting. In Syracuse, he
hosted "Bowling for Dollars" and a daily children's
program "The STM Club". He emceed the Miss Syracuse
and Miss New York Pageants, 1983-1985. The first girl he crowned
was a 20 year old named Vanessa Williams.