What can you tell me about The Weather Channel's meteorologist Vivian Brown?
—Alex T., Mississippi
Even as a little girl in Greenville, Miss. (pop. 41,633), Vivian Brown was interested in weather and spent her high school summers attending programs that offered internships in meteorology. Armed with a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Jackson State University, she joined The Weather Channel in 1986. "The most satisfying thing about my job is knowing that I am able to provide very important information to people, so they can protect themselves, their loved ones and their property from the dangers of violent weather," says Brown, a married mother of three. She recently opened a store in Atlanta, where she lives, called The Warm Front, which sells maternity clothes designed for working women.