Hi everyone! Thank you for checking out my bio.
I joined the KING 5 weather team in March 2022. I grew up watching KING 5 and Rich Marriott and now I get to work alongside Rich as a KING 5 Meteorologist – how cool is that?!
I was born in Everett and grew up in Mason County, and still remember the Puget Sound Windstorm of 1993 which was a big reason I wanted to study weather. This led me to study meteorology at the University of Oklahoma followed by graduate school at Mississippi State University, where I earned my Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. I have published research in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society and the Southeastern Geographer, and my research focuses on the communication of weather information and hazard and risk perception.
My career in television has taken me from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to College Station, Texas, to Austin, Texas, and now back home here to the BEAUTIFUL Emerald City. Along all those stops, I have covered everything from tornadoes, blizzards and dust storms to wildfires, hurricanes, hailstorms, flooding, and record heat & cold. Weather and Mother Nature have a good way of keeping me on my toes and I look forward to forecasting the challenging weather of Western Washington.
In my spare time, I love to spend it outdoors with my dog Ca$h. He and I love hiking in the beautiful Cascades and Olympics, hitting up our favorite lake, Lake Cushman, during the warm summer months, and taking the ferry to see my family in Bremerton. I also enjoy skiing, biking, rock climbing and surfing. Anything outdoors, I love it. If you see me on the trails or in the streets, please say hello – I would love to chat.
You can reach me on Twitter (@chrisnunley), Facebook (@MeteorologistChristopherNunley), Instagram (@christophernunley) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to send me nature and weather photos and photos of your furry loved ones. I would love to share them on social media and on KING 5.