Chris Ramirez joined the KSAN Storm Team in January 2018 as the weekend meteorologist and has now assumed the role of chief meteorologist as of June of 2019.
A native of Houston, TX, Chris’s fascination with news and weather started in third grade at Aldine ISD’s Smith Academy, at the time, a magnet school for communication and technology. Participating in the daily campus newscasts at the school, Chris excelled in public speaking at a young age. Chris is no stranger to severe weather and living through it. Chris confirmed his passion for meteorology when his family was displaced by one of Houston’s devastating tropical storms in 2001, Tropical Storm Allison.
After high school Chris attended Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and received a B.S in environmental science with a concentration in policy and regulations. At A&M Corpus Christi, Chris discovered his passion for environmental conservation. He was offered a position in the Mickey Leland Internship Program with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where he assisted on high profile environmental investigations in the Office of Compliance and Enforcement in Corpus Christi.
After graduation from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Chris relocated to Mississippi to pursue a second degree, this time in operational and broadcast meteorology at Mississippi State University. After his first year there , Chris was offered a meteorology internship back home in Houston with KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate. Chris was fortunate to start his on-air career with KSAN News simultaneously as he completed his meteorology degree via distance at Mississippi State.
In December of 2018, Chris was invited to the Texas State Capitol by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Blue Ribbon Committee for the 2019 Texas Environmental Excellence Awards.
On the early morning hours of May 18, 2019, Chris was a part of the life saving weather coverage of the tornado outbreak that struck the Concho Valley, in which a EF-2 tornado hit the Bradford neighborhood of north San Angelo destroying several homes. The tornado barely missed the KSAN/KLST News Station and the greatest amount of destruction was roughly 2000 feet away from our building on Armstrong St. Despite being knocked off air, Chris and former chief meteorologist Josh Johns continued severe weather coverage on Facebook live. No one in the Concho Valley lost their life that day.
Chris is strongly determined to make sure the citizens of the Concho Valley are weather aware and safe.