Chris Ramirez joined the KSAN Storm Team in January 2018 as the weekend weathercaster. 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, Tropical Storm Allison.
After high school Chris attended Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and received a B.S in environmental science. At A&M Corpus Christi, Chris found a passion for environmental conservation and environmental policy and regulations. 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 his time in Corpus Christi, Chris relocated to Mississippi to pursue a second degree, this time in 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 simutaneously as he completes his meteorology degree via distance at Mississippi State. Chris looks forward to making sure the Concho Valley stays “weather aware” and safe!