About Nick

Hey there, my friends! I want to first, thank those of you who have been following me all these years and then welcome everyone to my website. This will be a home for all things South Jersey weather. Did you know we live in one of the most diverse regions of the country, from a meteorological standpoint? I mean…how could you possibly miss it? We can see everything from hurricanes to blizzards to record heat and cold. A few tornadoes here and there? Yup… those too.

I’ve been tracking this stuff since I was a young boy. I’ve had a passion for meteorology for as long as I can remember. It’s a rare thing that one knows exactly what they want to do for their career at a young age. I am one of the lucky ones. From the very first time I crawled under my bed to hide from a thunderstorm, I knew exactly what I wanted to be – a broadcast weatherman.

I really can’t believe it’s been SO long. I started this journey over two decades ago doing morning announcements in Brigantine, got my first on-air job at TV40 doing weekends at just 17 years old, went on to lead the weather program at another local station. In 2019 I started my own hyper-local weather station that has transformed into a national company – NorCast Media Group.

You’ll come to find I’m not your “typical” weather guy.  I like to have fun with my work. I like to make people laugh while informing them. I’ll always have your safety as my top priority but I believe it can be done in a way that’s engaging and interesting. I will never hype any situation and will instead go with the “just the facts, ma’am” mantra. 

A few facts about myself outside of weather? I am married to my best friend and camera guy, Brandon, we’ve been together for 10 years. We have a beautiful little girl, Skye and a cute little boy, Zeus. They’re not human. We don’t really know what kind of dog Skye is, but Zeus is a Boston Terrier. 

I’m a huge believer in “paying it forward”. I spend a lot of my time speaking at schools and civic clubs. I don’t just talk about weather – I talk about life. You see, I didn’t have it easy growing up. I was given away as a toddler. I was raised by my single grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when I was 10. I had to grow up fast. Learn to cook, clean, balance the budget and take care of her. I was forced to move in with my parents when I was a teen where I continued to fend for myself. I was surrounded by tons of negative energy but I learned to bottle it all up and turn it into a fuel for success. I think it’s very important to let people know that no matter what trials and tribulations one experiences, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. 

A few random facts…

I’m an extremely picky eater. I don’t like most foods. The only cheese I’ll eat is Mozzarella. I’ve never had sour cream. My favorite fruit is watermelon. 

I’m an old soul. I enjoy 60s, 70s & 80s music. I love to travel and spend time with our dogs, Skye and Zeus. I don’t feel like I work a day in my life because I absolutely love what I do. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the website! 

Sincerely,

“Nor’Easter” Nick Pittman
President & CEO

NorCast Media Group

Local weather without the “fluff”