Coming to KMBC 9 NEWS in 1985, Bryan is considered one of the premier broadcast meteorologists in the country. Bryan was appointed to the National Chapter of the American Meteorological Society’s Board of Broadcast Meteorologists, and named Chairman for that committee 1997-1998. That same year, he was considered for the weathercaster position at “Good Morning America.” He was 1 of only 10 weathercasters selected to be showcased by the Weather Channel’s “America’s Forecasters” series. After this beginning in radio, Bryan earned his degree in meteorology from St. Louis University. He got his start as a TV weatherman at 17. In 1978, he began working at KTVI, Channel 2 in St. Louis. Though only an intern, he was on the air after only eight weeks at the station as the weekend weathercaster. He remained in St. Louis for eight years before joining KMBC 9 NEWS. “I will keep doing TV weather until it is not fun anymore. That is a FEW more years down the road,” Busby laughs.
A natural showman with wit and personality, Bryan’s performing is not limited to television. Bryan is also the principal timpanist for the Kansas City Civic Orchestra performing five or six times a year. In addition to his musical abilities, Bryan is known by friends to be a terrific imitator of cartoon voices. As a matter of fact, he is the voice of his own cartoon character Georgie Global, a feature that has appeared on the Web, television and in newspapers across the country. Bryan provides all of the voices during his annual radio Santa tracking (all except Santa of course). And recently, Busby provided the voices for the pig, horse and bull on the American Royal television commercials. To further a hobby he began in grade school, Bryan plans to pursue a job doing voice-overs when he retires from broadcasting.