recognized. Chris became the weekend weatherman at KCPM TV in Chico, CA. "With my experience in the Fullerton College program, and
KBPK in particular, I feel I got a head start in my broadcasting career. I was able to work in my chosen field while going to school at the same time! It certainly opened an early door to my start in
television. The news director at KCPM in Chico (now KNVN) said he hired me primarily because of my prior experience in radio."
After three years of TV reporting, anchoring and weathercasting in Chico, Chris headed east for hurricanes and fishing in the Gulf of
Mexico, taking a weathercaster job at WFTX TV in Fort Meyers, FL. Then three years later, he moved into a major TV market becoming the weekend Meteorologist. He also added Weather Producer to his job
title. Being a westerner at heart, Chris recently landed a job at KUTV Salt Lake City in August 1999. Chris is the Chief Meteorologist at this CBS owned and operated station. He holds both the American
Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association's broadcasting seals of approval.
Chris is an instrument-rated private pilot and is a member of Angelflight West and the Utah wing of the Civil Air Patrol. He soon will be
stepping back into the classroom, but this time as an instructor for a class in aviation meteorology at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Chris still thinks his KBPK days are paying off for him.
"There are many lessons I learned going through KBPK that I still put into practice today. Good communication skills start with a good foundation, and Fullerton College is where I got my
Chris is an avid fisherman. If asked whether he would rather go fishing or be President for the day, his first response would be "Salt