Weather Channel’s Winter Expert Has Roots in Oswego

The Weather Channel's Top Snow Man

When your résumé includes experiences like standing atop Piez Hall measuring the wind speed as the Blizzard of ’77 rolls in off Lake Ontario, where else would your career take you but before the cameras of The Weather Channel as the Winter Weather Expert?

Luckily Tom Niziol ’77 made it down off that roof safely. Now he draws on his Oswego snow schooling and a 30-year career with the National Weather Service in Buffalo in his role with the country’s premier source for consumer weather information.

The Big Picture: Alumna Sets the Scenes that Make the Movies

The Big Picture: Alumna Sets the Scenes that  Make the Movies

On the seventh floor of an aging West 52nd Street building, on folding tables, corkboards and floors, they are creating.

Above, Debra Schutt ’77 poses with her Emmy award for “Outstanding Art Direction” that she won in 2011.
On Craigslist and eBay, with items from prop shops and pickers, they are setting the scene.

On a laptop, at the fabric store, in discussions that float around this corner of the cavernous floor, they are building a character.

A partial listing of films featuring set decoration by Debra Schutt ’77

A partial listing of films featuring set decoration by  Debra Schutt ’77

The Change-Up (2011)

Boardwalk Empire (2010) *

Revolutionary Road (2008) **

I Ghost Town (2008)

Margot at the Wedding (2006)

Rent (2005)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2004)

Elf (2003)

The Human Stain (2003)

Anger Management (2003)

Spider-Man (2002)

The Stepford Wives (2002)

Changing Lanes (2001)

What’s the Worst That
Could Happen? (2000)

28 Days (1999)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Cradle Will Rock (1998)

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

A Perfect Murder (1997)

Lolita (1997)

Picture Perfect (1996)

Bed of Roses (1995)

Boys on the Side (1995)

Clockers (1994)

The Paper (1993)

A Bronx Tale (1993)

Last Action Hero (1993)

The Saint of Fort Washington (1991)

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Pacific Heights (1990)

The Boyfriend School (1990)

Navy Seals (1988)

Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)

* Won Emmy for “Outstanding Art Direction”

** Nominated for “Best Art Direction” Academy Award

SOURCE: imdb.com