Kenneth Graham selected as director of NOAA’s National Weather Service

A collage of weather systems including thunderstorms, rain, heat waves, and fair weather. (iStock)

Kenneth Graham is the next NOAA assistant administrator for weather services and the 17th director of the National Weather Service, effective June 7, 2022.

Since April 2018, Graham has served as the director of the National Hurricane Center, leading the nation through numerous hurricanes, including 30 named storms during the record-breaking 2020 hurricane season. His tireless energy to build effective partnerships at all levels of government and his close work with emergency managers underpin the nation’s preparedness ahead of hazardous weather.