Ronan P. Nagle Storm Chasers
Ronan P. Nagle in "Storm Chasers" - © Discovery Channel
Ronan P. Nagle from "Storm Chasers" is the TIV Driver on the Discovery Channel documentary reality series.

Ronan Nagle says, "My first experience with tornadoes was during the 'super outbreak' in April 1974. Huddling in my grandparents' basement with the emergency broadcast tone sounding on the TV is one of my earliest memories. In 2000, I spent two months chasing tornadoes and it was love at first chase. Since then, storm chasing has been something that I look forward to all year long. This season will be my 7th season, 5th with the TIV/TIV2. I had to miss a few years, as I was starting my production company in NY. That's when I figured I needed to come up with a way to combine my profession and my passion for storm chasing. In the fall of 2005, I teamed up with Original Media (the production company that makes the series) to pitch the show to Discovery, and the rest is TV history."

"Last year was hard dealing with TIV2, but it reminded me a little of the first year in TIV1, the 'shake and bake' year, when Sean and I had our fair share of problems. Among other things, we had a fire in the vehicle when all of the batteries, we had mounted in the back of the 'passenger compartment,' flipped on each other, and in the last moment we had to crawl past the noxious fumes only to discover that every wire had fried! As luck would have it, the first person to pull over to assist turned out to a gentleman that did specialty wiring for hot rods. He took us to his home, put us up for three days and rewired the entire vehicle! In all my years, we have been fortunate enough to come across amazingly generous people wherever we go!"

"I love adventure and doing things that only a few people will dare to do. When I tell people what we are attempting to do with the TIV, they assume we're crazy, but I feel it's a calculated risk that is worth taking. During the other 10 months of the year, I live less dangerously working as a producer in New York."







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junebugslady says:
Ronan, will you return to the tiv for the 2011, year? frankly if you had been driving, they would not have gotten in trouble with josh.

Who is he dating? What do you think of him?

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