Derek Sibley joined the ABC Big 2 News team on April 1 2019 as the morning meteorologist.  Prior to joining the team, Derek was a meteorologist for WeatherWorks in Hackettstown, New Jersey.  During his time in New Jersey, he issued many weather forecasts to the east and the northeastern U.S., as well as parts of the Midwestern United States for subscribed clients.  Part of his job was to also archive snowfall totals for clients in different parts of the U.S. 

His passion for meteorology dates back to when he was a child.  Growing up in South Florida, Derek experienced many active weather situations including thunderstorms and tropical weather.  His passion for the weather grew larger as he learned more about the subject, and experienced a handful of hurricanes in Florida during the active hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. 

Derek interned at the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center in Miami, before attending the University of South Alabama, where he graduated in 2018 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics.

As a former swimming athlete, you can expect Derek to be swimming laps in the pool once in a while during his spare time.  He also likes to go on long walks on trails and around town.  Storm chasing, playing video games, trying new places to eat, and rooting for the Miami Dolphins during football season, is another one of Derek’s favorites.

Catch Derek weekday mornings from 5 am-7 am on ABC Big 2 Good Morning Basin, 8 am-9 am on FOX 24 News A.M. Live, and at 11:30 am on ABC Big 2 first News at 11:30 am. 

Feel free to check out his storm chasing video playlist on YouTube right here: 

You can also reach out to Derek at