You can catch me every weekday morning tracking your weather from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the FOX19 Morning News.
I joined the FOX19 team in August of 2007. In September of 2010, my co-host Tracey Johnson and I launched the FOX19 News Morning Xtra from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. So at 8:30 a.m. every day I take off my weather hat and put on my news anchor / co-host hat.
I love our city because this is the place I met my wife Leslee. We got married in March of 2013 and we call Hyde Park home with our two maltese dogs Mr. Benson and Mr. Otis. We plan on staying in Cincinnati for many years to come, as long as you keep watching! She is a saint putting up with all my craziness including my 3 a.m. wake up time, so I often have to tip toe around to get ready in the morning. We love Cincinnati's ever growing food / restaurant scene you will often find us trying to new places and going to our favorite standbys. In fact it is a running joke around here that I am always planning out what I am going to eat even if I am eating at one meal I always know where or what my next meal would be. We love cooking in our home so feel free stop by for dinner, but please call ahead!
I am a member of National Weather Association and I have earned the Seal of Approval by the American Meteorological Society. Before coming to FOX19 I spent almost 7 years working at WFMJ the NBC station in Youngstown, Ohio. I was the weekday morning and noon weather forecaster. While in Youngstown we were honored with the Ohio Associated Press Award for Outstanding Weather Operation two years in a row. I also spent a year forecasting for WTAP the NBC station in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Actually I just realized my entire career has taken place in cities that basically lay on Ohio's borders. While in college I also worked behind the camera at stations in Huntington, West Virginia and Cleveland.
I graduated from Youngstown State University and I have completed course work in meteorology from Mississippi State University.
I come from an Italian family and I have two younger brothers so I guess that makes me the responsible older brother. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio so I will not have a Browns vs. Bengals conversation, so I will just say I am a Ohio State fan!!! I do love our Reds though!!
I am involved with Cincinnati's charitable organizations from working with the American Heart Association, our yearly Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, and recently became involved with A Kid Again. I am also a big supporter of local food banks efforts to help feed those who need an extra hand. I also enjoy educating school kids about the weather.. If you have a weather question or just want to say hi please feel free to stop me on the street or drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for making FOX19 your choice for local news, weather, and sports.
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