Craig Setzer

craig setzer 600x450 Craig SetzerChief Meteorologist and Emmy Award winner Craig Setzer’s forecasts and hurricane updates can be seen on CBS4 Miami weekdays at 5, 5:30, 6, and 11.

He joined CBS4 in January 2000 as Executive Producer and on-air Meteorologist.

Because of his extensive experience and knowledge, he is a sought-after community resource regarding severe weather and tropical cyclones.

Craig 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 WFOR-TV CBS4, Craig was Chief Meteorologist for KRDO in Colorado Springs, and an on-air meteorologist for 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, Craig was an avid tornado chaser capturing dozens of twisters, many airing on The Weather Channel, The Learning Channel, and The Discovery Channel.

Craig attended the University of Oklahoma where he studied severe weather and focused on storm chasing. Craig holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology, and was awarded the Television Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society in 1997. Craig also is an active member of the National Weather Association.

During his 17 years in South Florida, Craig has volunteered time and support to several local charities, including Hospice Care of Southeast Florida, Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, and Broward County’s Coalition to End Homelessness. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at public events and schools in both Broward and Miami-Dade.

An avid cyclist, Craig has participated in numerous cyclist events to benefit charities including the Dolphins Cancer Challenge to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. I

In 2017, Craig was honored by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Arts & Sciences with the prestigious Silver Circle award.  The Silver Circle is awarded to distinguished individuals who have contributed a quarter of a century or more of exemplary excellence to the television industry.

 

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Holiday Homes: The Serra Family

CBS4 is in the midst of its annual Holiday Homes tour which showcases some of the most decorated and festive holiday homes in South Florida.

12/10/2015

Cuba, S.Fla. Weather Knows No Boundaries

Hurricanes are a way of life in South Florida and for our neighbors in Cuba.

07/02/2015

TD # 9 Forms Over SW Gulf Of Mexico

Tropical depression nine (TD #9) formed in the southwest Gulf of Mexico Tuesday evening as thunderstorms near the well defined low pressure center became better organized.

10/21/2014

First Fall Cold Front Coming This Weekend

Tired of South Florida’s steamed heat and relentless rain? You are in for a treat this weekend.

CBS Miami–10/03/2014

CBS4 Weather App Keeps You Updated On The Go

A new app will allow CBS4 Weather to keep you up to speed when you’re on the go.

07/02/2014

A Conversation With National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb

Hurricane 2014: Are you prepared to survive the season?

CBS Miami–05/30/2014

Severe Weather Threat Over For South Florida

After an afternoon of gusty winds and severe thunderstorms, the weather has calmed down.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

Hurricane Experts Meet In Colorado To Discuss 2014 Season

In the snowy mountains of Breckenridge, Colorado, meteorologists from all over the country are meeting to discuss the 2014 hurricane season.

CBS Miami–01/16/2014

Blog: Meteorologist Craig Setzer’s Eye On The Tropics

As I go on my 17th year now forecasting in the tropics, I’ve learned to look at each tropical, and potential tropical system as something that has many opportunities through its lifetime.

CBS4–08/16/2013

Sun To Start, More Rain On The Way

We’ll see some sun to start Sunday but more rain is in the forecast for the afternoon. Heavy storms developed early on Saturday to dump anywhere from 1 to nearly 3 inches of rain.

07/28/2013

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