Born and raised in Kansas, Brandon Ivey is intimately familiar with severe
weather. While his father made sure he watched the tornadic supercell that
crossed South Wichita on April 26, 1991 from the safety of his porch,
Brandon began chasing storms as soon as he could drive. He witnessed his
first tornado on May 25, 1997 at the age of 16.
Since 2009, Brandon has served as navigator and meteorologist for Sean
Casey and the TIV, working to predict where tornadoes will occur and to
steer the TIV into place for an intercept--safely. Nicknamed "The Machine"
by the rest of the TIV team, Ivey is passionate about getting into storms
and has been known to chase relentlessly through long days of driving,
into the night, and even the early morning hours.
Brandon earned his Broadcast Meteorology Certification in 2006, and in
2007, completed a degree in Geosciences through Mississippi State
University. He has always had an interest working as a television
meteorologist, but says his true passion continues to keep him out in the
When Brandon is not chasing or intercepting extreme weather, he enjoys
spending time with his wife and two boys. He also enjoys photography,
golf, bowling, music, playing guitar, and fishing.