Chris Bruin is an on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel television network. Typically he can be found during the week in the afternoons on Weather Center Live, but makes many appearances on AMHQ and even Weather Underground. If a major weather event is threatening America, oftentimes Chris will be out in the field, covering the storm first-hand with his energetic expertise and a splash of creativity.
Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Bruin served as the Morning Meteorologist at KIFI-Local News 8, which includes the ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates in East Idaho and Western Wyoming and covers hub cities of Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Jackson Hole. With his forecasting experience in the Northern Rockies, Bruin has covered wildfires, extreme heat waves, hurricane-force winds, flash flooding, severe thunderstorms, heavy snowstorms, avalanches and dangerously-cold temperatures. Bruin began his weather journey as a Broadcast Forecaster at WFSU-TV.
Being a Florida native, Bruin grew up in the quaint beach town of Naples, Florida. As a kid he would be captivated by the summertime thunderstorms that would pop up like clockwork during the afternoons each day. Even the rare cold fronts that would make it all the way through South Florida would cause him to study it further. He would even chart how often the temperature would drop below 60° each winter in his hometown. As curious as he was with the weather and a yearning to pursue a career in the field, Bruin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology from Florida State University in 2014!
During his young career at The Weather Channel, Bruin has covered some very historic storms right off the bat, including some of the most notable storms, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Florence & Michael. Bruin also educated viewers through his Total Solar Eclipse coverage in 2017 and intense winter storms including the Bomb Cyclone in the Plains during the 2018-2019 winter season, where winds gusted near 80mph for hours on end in Rapid City, SD.
Even though the weather is a daily part of Bruin’s life, when Chris is not on the air, he is enjoying time with his wife and adventurous pup! More often than not, Chris and his wife can be found camping in some of the most epic spots around the country, spending time in the community with their local church or huddled up in their favorite coffee shop.