A Love Letter to Memphis: Nick Gunter

A Love Letter to Memphis: Nick Gunter

Dear Memphis,

I may not have a pair of blue suede shoes, but I can tell you when my Nikes walked down Beale Street for the first time in 2006 I knew the Bluff City would be home.

I have moved numerous times before but there was something special about the city along the mighty Mississippi River. Something about this city was so welcoming, it kept me coming back for more and more.

Memphis, you helped me figure out who I am as a person. You helped me decide to become a meteorologist after a devastating tornado outbreak in February 2008.

A young Nick Gunter talks with meteorologist Ron Childers years before he would join the WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather Team.
A young Nick Gunter talks with meteorologist Ron Childers years before he would join the WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather Team.

You helped me meet important mentors who guided me to the right college, all of which influenced me to become the person you see on TV each day!

From the food that I love so much to the music that keeps me moving and grooving and the sports that motivate me to be more competitive… there is just so much going on in the city. It never stops inspiring me.

There is no other city like Memphis in the world. I know you have been through a lot, but the grit and grind keep flowing, almost as fast as the water along the bluff. Together, Memphis, we can keep flowing.

Nick Gunter and family at the grand opening of Bass Pro Shops inside the pyramid in Memphis.
Nick Gunter and family at the grand opening of Bass Pro Shops inside the pyramid in Memphis.

For 200 years this city has influenced the state, country and world, and I am proud to say you have influenced me. I am a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason, and I believe that’s why I call Memphis home.

All the love,

Nick Gunter

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