Chris Yates

Chief Meteorologist
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Chris attended the University of Northern Colorado where he pursued a degree in meteorology. He received his degree in May of 2008. Shortly after graduation, Chris joined a storm chasing team to conduct research on tornadoes. Chris began his career at KGWN in August of 2008 as the Morning Meteorologist and took the role of Chief Meteorologist in September of 2009. Chris was awarded the CBM Certification from the American Meteorological Society in 2011. Chris would later be awarded 1st Place for "Weather Person of the Year" from the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters in June 2010, June 2011 and again in June of 2012.

Chris has been married to his wonderful wife Krista since 2008. In January of 2011, Krista gave birth to their daughter, Kaelyn. Chris enjoys spending time with his family along with playing and watching sports. His favorite football team is the Denver Broncos and his favorite baseball team is the Colorado Rockies. Not only does Chris like sports, he likes to sing. In fact, Chris is the lead singer of rock band that goes by the name Shaving Peggy.

He enjoys a good challenge, so living and working in an area where weather can be extremely difficult to predict makes him feel challenged and intrigued. You can catch Chris and his forecast during the 5:30 PM and 10:00 PM newscast Monday through Friday.

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