Storm Team

Phil Sakal
Chief Meteorologist

Phil Sakal was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio where his fascination with weather began. From three feet of snow from a lake effect snow storm, to golf ball size hail Northeast Ohio had it all. From a very early age Phil knew he wanted to be a Meteorologist. Phil went to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he majored in Meteorology/Geography.While at OU he was a member of the Meteorology Club. He is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Phil interned at WEWS Newschannel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio before coming to WHIZ in May of 2012. He is excited to be apart of the WHIZ Storm Team, and you can catch him on Sunrise in Southeast Ohio every weekday morning at 6 AM. In his free time, other than keeping tabs on the weather, Phil enjoys golfing, watching the Cleveland Indians and Browns, and is always on the look out for a great pizza! Feel free to drop him a line!

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Anthony Codispoti
Meteorologist

Anthony Codispoti was born and raised in Delran, New Jersey. Anthony credits his love of weather to all the great science teachers he had in Delran schools. Anthony attended college at Millersville University of Pennsylvania where he majored in meteorology and graduated in the fall of 2021. While he was in college, he was involved in the American Meteorological Society both at Millersville student chapter and at the national level. He was even secretary for the student chapter for his 'senior' year. He also participated in the campus weather service where he forecasted for the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area and learned to love forecasting. He also helped out in a few research projects like SEARMAR, SEGUE, and MU-PAST. In his free time, he likes to look at the stars, watch Philadelphia sports teams, and go on walks when it's warm enough. Anthony is very excited to see all that Southeastern Ohio has to offer!

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