Sterling Poulson

Silver Circle Class of 2020

Sterling Poulson is a weather icon in the Salt Lake City market. He gets the 2News forecast dead-on every day, and looks dapper and has fun doing it. A Vietnam Veteran, Sterling earned his meteorology degree while serving in the Air Force.

Sterling is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society and served as a member of the Board of Broadcast Meteorologists. He was a Severe Storms Forecaster assigned to the Air Force Global Weather Center and provided aviation forecasts in support of Air Force and Department of Defense missions worldwide. He served a tour in Vietnam from 1970-1971 and is currently a member of the Utah Air National Guard assigned to the State Headquarters Public Affairs staff where he is the "Voice of the Utah National Guard." Sterling's television career began in 1985 when he joined KSL television in Salt Lake City as a weather producer and meteorologist.

Sterling is involved as Music Director and Founder of The Choral Arts Society of Utah, conducting as many as six concerts each year with the 120 voice choir. He is Music Director of the Days of '47 Pops Concert and Executive Vice President of the Days of '47 Inc. He also serves on the board of the Clark Planetarium and chairs the board of the West Valley Symphony of Utah.

In the Salt Lake City market, Sterling is home, with family, long-time friends, and yes, a ‘sterling’ reputation for helping in the community through service and song. His volunteer time to help those in need is as immeasurable as his musical knowledge and talent. Utah is lucky to have Sterling Poulson.