Chris Vickers

Chris Vickers

Toledo, Ohio

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 led 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.

Education:

  • Ohio University, bachelor of science in meteorology and minor in physics - 2006

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Recent Articles by Chris

First Alert Forecast: Lots of sunshine on this warm day

First Alert Forecast: Warm and humid with rounds of showers, storms

First Alert Forecast: Cool breeze, warmer the farther south you go

  Just one month until you can reserve your ticket for St. Jude Dream Home

First Alert Forecast: Sunshine, warmer weather this afternoon