Awards & Accreditations
Seal of Approval - National Weather Association
Boston University, Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in Human Geography
Mississippi State University, Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t love the weather. When I was five years old, I wrote my first words, “Partly cloudy”, in Ms. Benn’s kindergarten class. It’s been a love affair ever since, from teaching myself how to read forecast models at age 12 to landing here at WeatherNation.
Growing up in Greenwich, Connecticut (nothing beats a good nor’easter), I started to truly go after my lifelong dream of becoming a meteorologist by predicting whether or not we’d have snow days – turning me into Greenwich High School’s defacto weatherman. I turned that snow day-predicting website into a front page story in our local newspaper, which in turn earned me a look at WABC-TV in New York, where I did the weather live on-air when I was 16.
I attended Boston University, where I continued being a weather nerd, performing weather updates on the campus radio and TV stations and doing the daily forecasts for the student newspaper. Following my studies at BU, I worked at Mile High Sports and ESPN Denver for four years while pursuing my certification in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University on the side.
I’m a huge sports fan – go Rockies, Nuggets, Broncos, Avalanche and UConn – and I’ll frequently find links between sports and weather, including an investigative analysis I did late in 2013 finding trends between Peyton Manning’s play and game time temperature (he doesn’t like the cold). I also enjoy running, playing any sport, socializing and periodically overeating at all-you-can-eat buffets.
Q&A with Chris Bianchi
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