Kenneth Graham is the next NOAA assistant administrator for weather services and the 17th director of the National Weather Service, effective, June 7, 2022.
“Ken has the scientific integrity, trusted leadership, and communication prowess that will take the National Weather Service to even greater heights,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D.
“I have full confidence that he will help create a more weather- and climate-ready nation amid more extreme weather fueled by our changing climate.”
“What an incredible honor it is to serve alongside the heroes of the National Weather Service whose excellence shines through day after day,” said Graham.
“I thank Dr. Spinrad for entrusting me with the awesome responsibility and privilege of leading this dedicated team at such an exciting and important time in our history.
We’ll accomplish great things together by building on recent progress and prioritizing support of our forecasters. I can’t wait to get started.”