On-Camera Meteorologist and Co-Host, "AMHQ"
Jim Cantore, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel television network, has been one of the nation’s most respected and renowned forecasters for more than 30 years. His ability to explain to viewers the scientific cause-and-effect of the weather transcends from meteorology to journalism.
Cantore was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and raised in White River Junction, Vermont. He graduated from Lyndon State College and joined The Weather Channel in 1986 immediately after graduating college. Cantore anchors and forecasts the nation’s weather day-to-day and helps produce documentaries on meteorology, forecasting and historic storms.
During Cantore’s career, he has reported from events such as the Olympics, NASA launches, NFL games, PGA tournaments and the Winter X Games. He also created the Fall Foliage Forecast. Cantore has covered major weather events such as Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Matthew, Irma and Dorian. It’s his work in the midst of those storms that has made him the meteorologist his viewers hate to see coming – if Cantore is in town, it means it’s time for everyone else to leave.
Cantore holds the AMS Television Seal of Approval and received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration David S. Johnson Award in 2003. Jim was inducted into the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center Hall of Fame in February 2013, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter. In 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. In 2018, Jim was presented with an honorary doctorate from Lyndon State College and was inducted into the Weather Hall of Fame at the National Weather Museum and Science Center. In 2019, Jim received a News and Documentary Emmy ® for his role in The Weather Channel’s Immersive Mixed Reality storytelling which depicted the dangers of tornadoes.