My Top 3 Weather Reporters in El Paso
With El Paso’s first potentially serious winter weather hitting this week, I’ve been watching the local news an awful lot. Here’s my Top 3 list of local meteorologists/ weather reporters in El Paso
(*This Top 3 is strictly in alphabetic order only. Also, for today’s list, I’m only focusing on persons currently doing the weather on television. I’m still 100% “team-Chuck DeBroder, though.)
1.) Sandra Diaz
Chief meteorologist for both KFOX 14 and KDBC, Sandra Diaz has been doing El Paso weather since 2004. What a pro! As a bona fide weather scientist, Sandra brings a depth of knowledge to her forecast that is second to none. Before taking the job in El Paso Ms. Diaz worked as a meteorologist for The Weather Channel. The freaking Weather Channel!
2.) Nicole Gomez
Nicole Gomez is the weather forecaster on ABC-7’s “Good Morning El Paso”. Nicole is so natural, so relaxed and so GOOD on the air…she’s really a major market or network level talent. El Paso is her hometown so maybe that’s one of the reasons a talent like Nicole is in this town and not in L.A., Dallas, New York or on one of the networks or cable news channels. I’m a big, big fan.
The media personality with the best speaking voice in El Paso isn’t a DJ and it isn’t even KLAQ’s production director Duke “Vader” Keith (although it’s close). It’s actually KVIA Chief Meteorologist Dave Speelman. As the old radio saying goes, “What a set of pipes on that guy!” Also, his meteorological credentials are impeccable.
“Doppler” Dave has been doing the weather in El Paso for over 20 years. I think this is yet another case of a TV personality that could certainly be in a much larger market if he wanted to.
Fun Fact: I thought “Doppler” Dave was a pretty unique moniker when he first started. Until I noticed that every TV market in the U.S.A. seems to have a “Doppler” Dan, “Doppler” Darryl or “Doppler” Denise. Maybe having a name that starts with the letter “D” is the real secret to making it in the TV weather biz.