Getting to Know...
Rich Stedronsky (the meteorologist) Meteorologist/Sales Director, IPS MeteoStar, Inc.
Rich, what was the first job you ever had?
Delivering Chinese food for a place called China Palace. It was the best job for a high school kid. All my close friends were also delivery drivers. We would hang out in the back of the restaurant filling up on kung pao chicken and wonton soup and then go make deliveries. We drove our own cars, listened to our own music, ate free Chinese food and made mad tips!
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
I’ve met lots of famous folks during my travels, including Michael Jordan, Steven Tyler, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Nicolas Cage, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judd Hirsch, Tim and Eric, and Vince Vaughn. But I think the most famous would be a tie between Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger.
If you could meet anyone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
My grandfathers. Both passed away before I was born, but I’ve heard interesting stories about them. ... I would love to meet them and learn about them, as well as dig up dirt on my parents!
My favorite meal is: Any form of Indian food ... spicy chicken tikka masala and garlic naan are faves.
If I could vacation anywhere in the world, it’d be: An African safari.
The best Admirals Club, hands down, is: Tokyo Narita.
The one piece of technology I can’t live without: My iPhone.
Electronic reading device or book? Book.
The last song I heard was: “Rhinestone Eyes” by Gorillaz.
When I want to unwind, I: Put on some Pink Floyd, light up a cigar and pour a nice glass of rum or Belgian beer.
My favorite television show (assuming I have time to watch) is: 30 Rock.
CNN, MSNBC or Fox News? CNN.
• I was a part-time DJ in college.
• Clowns freak me out.
• I chased tornadoes in college.
• I rode a bobsled down the official 2002 Utah Winter Olympics bobsled course (over 80 mph).
• I married my high school sweetheart.