Chris is an Emmy® Award winning Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and is currently Chief Meteorologist for WPMI-TV/Local 15 News in Mobile, AL.
He has been fishing the waters off Southern California since the early 1980s when he could be found plucking barracuda, sand bass and bonito from local piers and 1/2 day boats.
His love of the water eventually led him to his first job as a deckhand aboard the Pescador (formerly Red Rooster II) in the summer of 1984 working 1/2 day trips out of Queen’s Wharf Sportfishing in Long Beach, CA.
He ventured down to the San Diego fleet in 1985, working for the legendary Joe Dunn on the Tradition (now the Horizon) with captain Robert Cooperstein and the Spirit of Adventure with captain Mike Keating during its inaugural season as a long range sportfisher.
After short stints aboard the Red Rooster III and Fish-n-Fool, Chris was able to find a way to set aside his college schedule and budding career in broadcasting to return for one final summer on the Spirit in 1990.
Chris is also active in the voice over industry with his Pacifica Voiceworks.
He can be heard as the announcer of the highly popular “Stand Up Fishing with Bill Roecker” series of videos...available at www.fishingvideos.com.
His web presence extends to the field of aviation, where Chris, who also holds a Master of Science degree in Aviation Safety, is known at The Flying Weatherman. Visit our companion website at: