Hello Delta! I am honored to be here and I love my job at WXVT. I wouldn't call it a job ... more of a passion. I am lucky enough to anchor the News Set at 6 and 10pm and also figure out and deliver your weather at 5, 6 and 10.
I have had my head in the clouds for over 30 years. My first weather gig gave me lots of clouds to study in Eureka, CA. Eureka is a coastal community and the daily forecast: low clouds and fog night and morning hours with perhaps a taste of sunshine by mid afternoon.
I graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. degree in Speech Communication. While working on my MA degree, I began teaching Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Interpersonal Communication and coaching Forensics (intercollegiate debate and competition) for Humboldt State and the local JC, College of the Redwoods.
I began my television career producing and hosting a live one hour (no 7 second delay in those days) Sunday evening talk show for KVIQ while teaching and going to school. KVIQ decided I wasn't busy enough and hired me as their lead Weather Anchor in 1976.
I began my weather education working with The National Weather Service. Without computers I needed to drive to the National Weather Service office in Eureka to discuss the forecast and absorb and understand complex weather information on a daily basis. Over a five year period my weather education included classes and one on one teaching courtesy The National Weather Service. The ABC affiliate in Bakersfield, CA called and offered me a position as lead Weather Anchor and along with my growing family moved to the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley.
After three years in Bakersfield I moved to Portland Oregon where I was the weekend meteorologist for the ABC affiliate in northern Oregon. I then moved on to Tucson, AZ working as weekday meteorologist as well as hosting another community based talk show.
Three years later I was offered an opportunity to move back "home" to the San Francisco Bay area. I was hired as the main Weather Anchor/Meteorologist for KNTV in San Jose, CA as well as producer/host for a third community based talk show. I was lucky enough to win the "Best Weather" award given by RTNDA three years in a row, an unprecedented accomplishment.
FOX Chicago called five years later and I packed up and moved to the Windy City becoming Chief Weather Anchor/Meteorologist in charge of the weather department at FOX Chicago. Again... I got lucky and was voted best and most accurate forecaster in Chicago as well as the friendliest weatherman in the city.
I love my family and community. I have six children, four grandchildren and a wonderful wife and mother to my family. I am blessed.
Love You Delta.
You can contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.