Storm Chasers (2007 - 2011)
THEN: When Storm Chasers premiered in 2007, Reed Timmer -- then only 27 years old -- had already been chasing storms for half his life. His obsession with extreme weather led Reed to not only pursue his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, but start TornadoVideos.net, a company devoted to extreme storm chasing footage and research. Viewers may remember that during the first season of Storm Chasers, Reed and his team successfully deployed a 300 pound TVN tornado probe in the path of a fast-moving twister in Kansas, capturing HD video from inside the circulation. During the next off-season, Reed took his mission to the next level and developed the iconic TVN Dominator, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe modified to serve as an armored research vehicle.