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.
At 5 p.m. Sunday evening, the National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories using a first-time method called the “Potential Tropical Cyclone Advisory.”
Each year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Air Force take their hurricane hunter planes on an awareness tour.
CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer answers your questions during a Reddit AMA Thursday at 1pm on the start of hurricane season.
As we approach the start of the 2017 hurricane season, forecasters look for clues as to how active the Atlantic Basin will be. One major indicator is the presence of El Niño or La Niña.
Passion for biking leads woman to Recycle Bike Exchange which fixes donated bikes and gives them to people who can’t afford them.
An area of severe storms roared into South Florida early this morning with reports of tornadoes, wind damage, and flooding.
If you thought the last couple of mornings have been on the chilly side, you haven’t seen anything yet.
CBS4’s Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer and other meteorologists from around the country are meeting in Breckenridge, Colorado for an annual weather conference where they’ll discuss the latest in climate and weather.
South Florida hasn’t seen much of a winter but there is some “cooler” air on the way.
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.