Meteorologist Chris Gloninger is happy to be back in Albany and part of the CBS6 Weather Team.
Chris became hooked on the weather when Hurricanes Gloria and Bob hit his hometown of Sag Harbor, New York. During high school, he became a SkyWarn Storm Spotter for the National Weather Service. In college, Chris was an active member of the American Meteorological Society, serving as its vice president during his junior year and as president in his senior year. At that time, Chris organized a fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Chris completed two diverse internships: one with the National Weather Service in Upton, New York and the other with Sam Champion at WABC in New York. While in college, he produced and broadcast the weather at PCC3-TV in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Chris earned his BS in Meteorology and minor in Technical Math from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Each Fall, members of the Plymouth State Chapter of the AMS climb to the observatory at the top of Mount Washington.
Chris began his career at WHEC in Rochester, New York where he also taught an Intro to Meteorology course at Monroe Community College. Next Chris was a meteorologist at WTEN in Albany, New York. Before starting at CBS6, Chris worked at WNEM in mid Michigan, where he reported from snow storms, floods and historic ice floes. He worked with Saginaw Valley State University to help them gain their Storm Ready Certification from the National Weather Service.
In 2007, as an active member of the American Meteorological Society, Chris earned his Certified Broadcast Meteorologist accreditation, which is the societys highest certification.
In 2010, Chris received an Emmy nomination for his coverage of the historic flooding in mid Michigan.
Chris was at work in the weather center predicting the path of tropical storm Irene and its potential impact on the Capital Region. After the storm, Chris extensively reported on the damage to Schenectady, Schoharie and Greene counties, even filming the flood damage from an open helicopter. During his time off, Chris worked as a volunteer cleaning up damage to homes, museums and businesses caused by the flooding.
As a meteorologist interested in career development, Chris and a fellow meteorologist decided to go storm chasing in May 2012. In four days, they covered five states and 2,100 miles, crossing paths with many other storm chasing teams and meeting up with The Weather Channels Mike Bettes and Dr. Greg Forbes. During their travels they experienced damaging wind, large hail and saw a tornado.
Not only will you see Chris at work in the weather center, you will also find him filming and reporting across the entire viewing area.
Chris enjoys the outdoors and everything the Capital Region has to offer.