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Chris Vickers

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Hello everyone! I joined WTOL in 2008 and can be seen on WTOL 11 This Morning, FOX36 Daybreak and WTOL 11 Your Day.

I love weather, it's not just a job, it's my hobby and a passion!  Our dynamic and changing weather patterns and four seasons offer a challenge in forecasting and tracking storms around the calendar.  

I grew up east of Cleveland in Concord, Ohio and and graduated in 2006 from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Physics. I was the founder and president of the Ohio University Meteorology Club and a senior forecast supervisor at Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis. I previously worked as a meteorologist in Bismarck, North Dakota at KFYR-TV.

I am a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and have earned the prestigious distinction as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM #282). To earn this distinction, a person must hold a degree in meteorology, pass a rigorous written exam, and have their on-air work reviewed to assess technical competence, informational & explanatory value, and communication skills. I was received an Emmy Award for directing our team weather coverage in 2012.

I received another Emmy nomination this year for my news coverage and awareness I raised running the New York City Marathon as a St. Jude Hero last November.  I am a determined supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and ending childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases.  This past year I lead the launch of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Toledo on WTOL and FOX 36 which raised over $700,000 for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in its inaugural year! 

I married my high school sweetheart in May of 2007. My wife Jen and I are proud to call Northwest Ohio home where we raise our two children. We love to be outdoors hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, golfing, traveling and running. 

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