Todd Santos, Chief 4 Warn Meteorologist

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Joined the News 4 Team August 2013 as Morning Meteorologist for Wake Up, Winging It, and News 4 at Noon. Ascended to Chief 4 Warn Meteorologist on March 24, 2016.

On Camera Meteorologist for The Weather Channel 2009-2013

Morning Meteorologist for NBC, MSNBC, NBC Weather Plus 2007-2009

Meteorologist for WLTX News 19 Columbia, SC 2003 – 2007

Why Meteorology?

As a lifelong sailor I was exposed to the raw power and beauty of weather at a very young age. My original motivation to pursue a collegiate study of meteorology was for the purpose of offshore forecasting. I trace my initial motivation to enter the TV business back to a visit to ABC 6 in Providence, RI when I was only 10 years old. I later returned to that same station as an intern some 14 years later. Both focus areas of atmospheric analysis hold a natural symbiosis as their high stakes nature present new and exciting challenges every day.

Interests & Hobbies

Sailing and skiing are my top two and I have been involved in both since I was a little kid. While most of my time sailing has been in the waters off the New England Coast, I look forward to spending time on the extraordinary lakes and rivers of Western NY.  As for skiing, a question I am often asked is how often do you go? My answer is always the same, “every chance I get.”  Some of my best ski buddies learned on the hills of the Southern Tier and I will be exploring the higher elevations whenever there is enough snow to make some turns.
Favorite things about Buffalo

I will always say, the people.  My wife obviously tops this list as she was born and raised in WNY, though I have been traveling to the Buffalo area to visit friends every year for well over a decade before moving here to join the News 4 Team.  The challenging forecasts, incredible food, dynamic seasons, and endless outdoor activities are also high up on my list.

Awards & Accreditations

American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval
Education

B.S. Meteorology / Atmospheric Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Hometown: Bristol, RI

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