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Emmy Award-winning meteorologist Steve Raleigh is WCPO-TV's Chief Meteorologist.
Now entering his 30th year in meteorology, Steve has led the nation in the broadcast meteorology field with his vast experience. Steve has covered the biggest stories for Channel 9 from Tornado outbreaks to Hurricane Katrina. Steve's coverage of the March 2, 2012 Tornado Outbreak led the Tri-State in accuracy. He also has been a leader in weather safety with his weather radio campaigns and severe storm coverage. Plus, his weather specials have become a staple from year to year. Steve's "comfortable" air mattress is frequently used during severe weather seasons as he often sleeps at the station.
Before WCPO, Steve spent 18 years at KRON-TV in San Francisco as their Chief Meteorologist. He pioneered the country's first instant weather information access, the California Weather Network. He led the television market with a number of ground breaking firsts from coverage to weather graphics. While at KRON, Raleigh was selected to represent the United States at the World Weather Conference in Barcelona, Spain. He also broadcast live from the White House lawn during a Presidential Conference on Global Warming.
Some of his recent career highlights include Snow Storm Coverage, Hurricance Katrina & Rita live reports, covering the tornado outbreak in Oklahoma City. Steve was also the first person to forecast weather from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Before San Francisco, Steve worked at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was Chief Meteorologist for two-and-a-half years. During his tenure there, Steve was the lead forecaster during Hurricane Hugo. His forecasting during that disaster led to national honors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and he was credited with saving lives with his outstanding coverage.
Prior to WCNC, Steve worked at WLWT-TV in Cincinnati as weekend weather anchor and general assignment reporter. Following his coverage of a devastating tornado outbreak, Steve took on the additional task of operating the market’s first and only Northern Kentucky News Bureau. A respected journalist, Steve was tapped to establish and anchor a nightly bureau report while he managed a small staff.
Before moving to Cincinnati, Steve lived in Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked at WREG-TV. His first television job was at WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi. There, he worked with a tornado-chasing crew while maintaining duties as a meteorologist and a reporter. He was named Best Small Market Weatherman by the Associated Press in 1983. Steve's broadcasting experience also includes work in radio as a news reporter, announcer and host of public affairs shows.
Steve is the recipient of a 2000 Northern California Emmy Award for Best News Talent. He has also received the seal of approval from both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society,which selected him to be an educational mentor for Bay Area science teachers. Steve credits his father, a long-time radio personality,for giving him a better understanding of broadcasting.
Steve stays busy donating his time as a master of ceremonies for a number of charities. He's considered one of the best MC/Auctioneers around. He often works alongside his wife, Julie. Steve has four children and enjoys sports.
Chief Meteorologist - 9News @ 5 , 9News @ 5:30, 9News @ 6 p.m., The Latest @ 11
2005 - joined WCPO
KRON-TV in San Francisco, California, Chief Meteorologist
WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, Chief Meteorologist
WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, weekend weather anchor
WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee, weather anchor
WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, worked with a tornado-chasing crew while maintaining duties as a meteorologist and a reporter
Certified by American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association
University of North Carolina Charlotte-Meteorology/Earth Science Masters Program
Boston University-Broadcast Journalism, B.S.
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