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9 things you didn't know about Steve Raleigh

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 15:52:31-05

CINCINNATI -- How much do you really know about 9 First Warning Chief Meteorologist Steve Raleigh?

In honor of National Weatherperson's Day Friday, here are nine facts about Steve that may surprise you:

  • Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino recruited Steve for college basketball but he decided to play football.
  • He loves wine. And while he's not an expert, he can hang with the best of them.
  • Steve proposed to his wife at a McDonalds in Covington, Kentucky.
  • He is a season ticket holder for the Reds and the Bengals.
  • Steve was honored to be asked to represent the nation at the first ever World Meteorological Conference.
  • He married the daughter of Cincinnati icon Simon Leis Jr. and feels blessed with four grown children.
  • Steve considered becoming a marine biologist because of his passion for science.
  • He is quite a film buff and enjoys watching independent and mainstream movies.
  • Steve did a live weather broadcast from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.