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Live Storm Chasers’s team works together to maintain a quality appearance, both in the field and through social media, with the simple goal of sharing all things weather with live storm tracking and more. Through weather blogs, breaking weather news, forecasts, and weather media, LiveStormChasers is able to provide both informative information and quality content.

The Live Storm Chasers’s team helps, serves & volunteers with at times vital information from the field & online to aid in the warning process by the NWS (National Weather Services) as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.

Through the live streams, reports, photos & videos, we are able to help visualize what the storm is doing.

This in return helps both NWS Offices and those in the storm paths to be better aware of exactly what Mother Nature is doing.

Live Storm Chasers.com is an online all weather news platform that aims to promote and share reliable, accurate, and informative weather content!

Our team continuously works together to film & discover mother nature’s most extreme weather to promote & share it worldwide across our platform.

Joshua Napper

Owner & President | Reporter & Field Correspondent

Tyler Schlitt

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Lanny Dean

Meteorologist & Field Correspondent

Randy Hicks

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Adam Welsh

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Matthew Smith

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Aaron Brogan

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Trevor Leeper

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Chris Rice

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Travis Cruz

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Kristin Venezio

Reporter & Field Correspondent

David Patterson

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Zach Battin

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Kayla Fuller

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Chris Heater

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Noah Junot

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Jacob Berg

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Billy Bowling

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Joshua Velehradsky

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Michael Schulz

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Hayes Nelson

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Erick Kirchner

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Denise Macomber Lenz

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Angelo Breitenbach

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Evan James Breitenbach

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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James Breitenbach

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Ryan Shepard

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Owner & Crew

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Giovanni Moreno

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Steven Lenz

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Jaime Garcia

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Paden Nicholas Joy-Gordon

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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  • Springfield, Missouri

Joshua Napper

Owner & President | Reporter & Field Correspondent

Joshua Napper, Entrepreneur and Business Owner since 2012 Storm chasing 11+ years. National & World News Multimedia Journalist! Commercial sUAS (Drone) Operator & FAA Private Licensed Pilot! Other Specialties Include Photography & Videography, Social Media Specialist/Content Creator, Short Filmmaker, Web Designer, iOS & Android App Developer, & Graphics Designer!

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  • Washington, Missouri

Tyler Schlitt

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Tyler Schlitt, Entrepreneur and Photographer from Washington, Missouri. Veteran Storm Chaser of 11+ years traveling across the USA capturing mother nature's both violent and beautiful side! Tyler's Photography has been featured & displayed in several art galleries! His work is currently featured in several businesses that feature Mother Nature's Beauty! When he is not capturing mother nature you will likely find him editing or scoping out the next adventure! He uses several Canon Cameras along with a wide range of lenses!

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  • Rogersville, Missouri

Lanny Dean

Meteorologist & Field Correspondent

Lanny Dean is a native Okie but currently lives in Missouri. Lanny is also the owner of our affiliated partner- ExtremeChaseTours.com. He is the owner and lead forecasting tour guide of Extreme Chase Tours. Lanny is a 28-year storm chasing tours veteran and one of the best storm chasers and tornado chasing tour guides in the business. He and his tornado and weather videos have appeared on many various local and national networks. Lanny is also a member of The Outlaw Chasers and he has witnessed and filmed 530 tornadoes & 13 major hurricanes to date. Lanny was awarded "Storm Chaser Of The Year" in 2005 and 2007 for his coverage of the Greensburg, KS EF-5 tornado.

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  • Willard, Missouri

Randy Hicks

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Randy Hicks is the original Outlaw Chasers!

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  • Moore, Oklahoma

Adam Welsh

Reporter & Field Correspondent

I was born and raised in Northern Illinois and joined the Navy when I was 18. I am currently a flight engineer for the Navy and will be retiring in about 1 1/2 years. I started storm chasing 20 years ago and have been a weather fanatic since I was a child. I have a son and daughter who are slowly but surely joining in my love for weather. I am advanced first aid and CPR certified, as well as a FAA certified Private Pilot and Remote Pilot.

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Matthew Smith

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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  • Muncie, Indina

Aaron Brogan

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Indiana Storm Chaser, Mother Nature enthusiast, and a beautiful girlfriend! 17 Naders!

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  • Clarendon, Texas

Trevor Leeper

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Storm Chaser! Husband to a beautiful wife!

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Chris Rice

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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  • Boones Mill, Virginia

Travis Cruz

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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  • St. Louis, Missouri

Kristin Venezio

Reporter & Field Correspondent

I am a Texas girl, trying to find my way back home. Currently living in Saint Louis with my Fiancé. I grew up terrified of storms, I watched all the weather movies, and shows kept getting in trouble because I would freak myself out. Eventually in college, once I was able to drive and understand the weather fully, it turned into a big passion. I also do freelancing photography on the side, because I realized, if I can shoot tornadoes, everything should come pretty easy.

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  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri

David Patterson

Reporter & Field Correspondent

I chase and photograph storms any chance so get! I live in Southeast Missouri and chase both locally and in tornado alley. My favorite shots are lightning and structure!

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  • Perrysburg, Ohio

Zach Battin

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Just a guy with a strong passion for technology and the weather!

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  • Muncie, Indina

Kayla Fuller

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Currently living in Indiana with my Boyfriend Aaron & my beautiful fur babies Nader, Roscoe & Urbana. Since I was 3 years old I have been intrigued by anything and everything weather-related. A lightning bolt stuck my backyard throwing my grandma, mom and I back into our door. Where other children would be terrified, I was fascinated. By the time I was 6 years old, I got the opportunity to see my first funnel cloud over my childhood home in Yorktown, IN on July 4th, 2002. I'll never forget that green hue in the sky. From then on I knew I had to learn more about storms and especially tornadoes & lightning. Since that day I've got the opportunity to hunt down 9 tornadoes, strongest being a high end EF-2 near Le Roy, IL on December 1st, 2018. I have a deep passion for weather, with the goal of everything I do to help people better understand the power of beautiful mother nature

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  • Champaign, Illinois

Chris Heater

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Storm Chaser & Truck Drive! Husband to a beautiful wife!

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Noah Junot

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Jacob Berg

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Billy Bowling

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Joshua Velehradsky

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Born & raised in Nebraska, I have always loved the weather since I was a little kid. Storm chasing has become a big part of my life. I live & breathe for all modes of severe weather!

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  • Paducah, KY

Michael Schulz

Reporter & Field Correspondent

I have been in love with severe storms and tornadoes since I was 13 years old! I storm chase any chance I can get in Western Kentucky and the Mid-South area.

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Hayes Nelson

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Hayes has been chasing for almost 10 years. His passion for the chase runs deep. A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Hayes is used to being under severe weather gun year after year. Hayes’s interest in severe weather, like most, started at a young age. At 6 years old he remembers the damage left behind by an F4 tornado that struck his hometown in the spring of 1996. From that moment on, Hayes was hooked. Not long after Hayes purchased his first camera from a family member, he documented his first storm at just 12 years old.

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Erick Kirchner

Reporter & Field Correspondent

Erick Kirchner was born in Cumberland, Maryland in the Spring of 2003. As Erick grew older, he began to realize how passionate he was about the weather. Erick is an NWS Skywarn Spotter and a Weather-Ready Ambassador and is committed to helping prepare his city and area for hazardous weather. He is planning on entering college and earning his meteorology degree so he can further his knowledge about the weather and help better serve his community. In the meantime, Erick chases and watches the weather every moment he can – experiencing the power and beauty of what weather every season brings.

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Denise Macomber Lenz

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Angelo Breitenbach

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Evan James Breitenbach

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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James Breitenbach

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Ryan Shepard

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Owner & Crew

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Giovanni Moreno

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Steven Lenz

Reporter & Field Correspondent | TIV 2 Team

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Jaime Garcia

Reporter & Field Correspondent

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Paden Nicholas Joy-Gordon

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