You can catch his weather forecasts Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at 11 p.m. If you live outside Western Washington, you can watch those newscasts streaming live online at KIROTV.com.
Sam spent the last 10 years living in Southern California. He went to college at Chapman University in Orange County earning a Bachelor of FIne Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism. After graduating, he landed his first on-air job 100 miles east of Orange County in Palm Springs, California. Sam accepted a General Assignment Reporter position at KMIR 6 News, the NBC affiliate serving the Coachella Valley.
Sam was given the opportunity to join the weather team. He took over the Morning Weathercaster position at KMIR and decided to focus his career in weather.
In 2005 he was promoted to Chief Meteorologist at the station. Sam completed his meteorology studies at Mississippi State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Meteorology.
He was awarded the prestigious seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. He has won two Emmy Awards and three Mark Twain Associated Press Awards for his work.
Sam considers being a new father his greatest accomplishment. His daughter was born in February 2011. In his spare time Sam enjoys exploring the Northwest with his family, going to concerts, and visiting his extended family in Las Vegas and Southern California.