Anthony Watts is a former TV weatherman from California who runs the "world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change", according to his climate sceptic blog, Watts Up With That?
In February 2012 leaked documents revealed Watts was paid $44,000 by the Heartland Institute think tank in January 2012– with a further $44,000 promised later the same year – to set up a website "devoted to accessing the new temperature data from NOAA's web site." 
Watts has been interviewed on Fox News by Glenn Beck about climate change and spoken at climate sceptic conferences. His blog posts, and those of his contributors, are widely and rapidly linked to and discussed across the climate sceptic 'blogosphere'.
- Website: http://wattsupwiththat.com/
- Leo Hickman, Climate sceptics – who gets paid what?, guardian.co.uk, 15 February 2012 17.12 GM