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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