Often, when a meteorologist joins a TV station’s weather team, it means someone else is leaving. But in this case, Fox 4 is adding to its team without doing any subtracting.
Alberto Romero, most recently of CBS affiliate KYTX in Tyler, will join KDFW/Channel 4, effective Monday. Romero will do weather reports on various newscasts and on digital platforms, according to a release. He had been at KYTX since April 2015. He also did a stint at the now-defunct Texas Cable News in Dallas.
According to a bio on his Facebook page, Romero grew up in Miami, where tropical-weather phenomena helped spur his interest in weather. His family moved to North Texas in 1999, exposing him to even more weather phenomena.
He has a bachelor of science degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University.
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Before his broadcast career, Romero spent eight years as a staff sergeant, weather forecaster, and staff weather officer for the United States Air Force, according to the Fox-4 release. His Facebook page lists various military awards, many from service during Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to his LinkedIn page, in 2005, Romero earned the Air Force’s Humanitarian Service Medal for being one of 50 volunteers who provided relief for southern Mississippi communities affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Romero will be part of the “Fox 4-Warn” weather team that includes Dan Henry, Evan Andrews, Ali Turiano and Jennifer Myers.
Here’s how KYTX told viewers about him.