Todd Howell grew up in Gaffney, South Carolina, Home of the Peach! Despite a love of weather dating back to his elementary school days, Todd studied business administration and marketing at University of Georgia, Athens, receiving his degree in 1987.
Three years later, after working in computer sales, Todd decided to pursue a career in what he loved-weather. He returned to school at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, and, in May 1993, received his Masters degree in geo-science, in the Broadcast Meteorology program. While attending Mississippi State, Todd took a position as a weekend weather anchor at WTVA-TV, Tupelo, Mississippi.
In June, 1993, following graduation from the masters program, Todd joined WBIR-TV as a staff meteorologist. In 1996 he was named Chief Meteorologist. He is a member of the National Weather Association.
Todd resides in Knoxville with his wife, Leigh, and their sons, Walker, Davis, Nolan and Stewart. In their time together, the family enjoys camping.