As far back as he can remember, Chris has always been fascinated with weather.  Whether sitting on his porch and watching storms roll in, or reading books about weather and climate, he always had a passion for atmospheric science.

A native of Indiana, Chris feels right at home here in the Ohio Valley as a morning meteorologist at Spectrum News Kentucky.

Before moving to the Commonwealth, Chris was the morning meteorologist at WTVY in Dothan, AL.  While there, Chris took on forecasting and covering the tropics, as well as the infamous southeastern heat and humidity.  After several years, Chris moved to the Midwest and was the weekend evening meteorologist for KCRG in Cedar Rapids, IA until August of 2018.  In one of the most active weather regions in the country, he covered a large variety of events, including tornadoes, blizzards, ice storms, and the city’s second worst flood in its history.

Chris has been on multiple storm chasing ventures in the Great Plains, witnessing and reporting on some of nature’s most powerful thunderstorms.  He inadvertently felt that power when a tornado struck his chase vehicle on a chase in 2012, which reaffirmed his focus on relaying severe weather safety to the public.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and Climatology from Ball State University, and is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist with the American Meteorological Society.

In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling and exploring the state, as well as trying local and well-known food establishments.  He’s a basketball fan who loves getting in on pick-up games, which makes him excited to be back in "basketball country." At home he enjoys laying low and spoiling his cat, Peanut.

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