MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Craig Setzer, a mainstay of the CBS4 weather team for the past 14 years, has been named the station’s Chief Meteorologist.
He will continue to appear on the station’s weekday 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.
“Craig’s experience in the number one hurricane market in the country serves our news team and our viewers extremely well when it comes to tracking tropical systems,” CBS4 Vice President and General Manager Adam Levy said. “Few meteorologists in the South Florida market have the expertise to cover hurricanes and severe weather like Craig does and we are pleased to recognize his importance to our organization with this well-deserved promotion.”
Setzer joined CBS4 in January 2000 as executive weather producer and on-air meteorologist. Whenever the tropics are active or severe weather threatens, Setzer’s experience and knowledge has put him in the forefront of CBS4’s extensive team coverage. In addition, his forecasts can also be seen in the pages of the Miami Herald and heard on 940 WINZ, The Sports Animal.
A sought-after expert on severe weather and tropical cyclones, Setzer has served as an instructor at the National Hurricane Center’s International Hurricane Workshops, as a presenter at the Governor’s Hurricane Conference, and as a guest lecturer at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). He is also a member of RSMAS Advisory Board for its Masters of Professional Sciences Program.
Before joining CBS4, Setzer was Chief Meteorologist at KRDO in Colorado Springs, and an on-air meteorologist at WFLA in Tampa and for KSDK in St. Louis. He has also appeared on CBS THIS MORNING and THE CBS EVENING NEWS. Prior to his work forecasting hurricanes, Setzer was an avid tornado chaser who provided video to several national outlets, including The Weather Channel, The Learning Channel and The Discovery Channel.
Setzer attended the University of Oklahoma, where he studied severe weather and focused on storm chasing. He holds a bachelors of science in meteorology, and was awarded the Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society in 1997. He is also an active member of the National Weather Association.