KATY COUNTRY WEATHER FROM KXII-TV
Tom Miller joined KXII-TV in September of 1988. He can be seen Monday through Friday on First News AM at 5:25 a.m. to 7 a.m., and on First News at Noon. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Meteorology and a minor in Geography. His on-air work has earned the American Meteorological Society's AMS Seal of Approval.
During his tenure at KXII, Tom and the weather team became the first broadcast meteorologists to use a local Doppler radar on air.
Tom is happily married. He and his lovely wife are proud parents of two beautiful girls. When Tom is not forecasting the weather, he enjoys riding his bicycle around Texoma and spending time with his family. firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve LaNore is KXII’s Chief Meteorologist. Weather has always been Steve’s hobby, and one of his passions. When he was three years old, it meant running out into the rain to watch the lightning (not a good idea…his mom didn’t like it either!). When he was 10, it meant tracking hurricanes on 3x5 index cards (way before the Internet came along). Now, it’s shown by his enthusiasm and dedication within a very challenging profession.
Steve feels blessed to forecast and present the weather for a living and enjoy it in the process. However, it wasn’t an accident; there’s been plenty of hard work and a few hard knocks along the way. Steve first stepped in front of the camera in 1984. Part-time jobs while a student at Texas A&M then led to his first full-time position as Chief Meteorologist in Victoria, Texas in 1986. From there, he took on the Chief Meteorologist role in Fort Smith, Arkansas where we covered the stormy skies of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas for three years.
He assumed the role of Chief Meteorologist at KDAF in Dallas in 1998. Steve’s most recent work before coming to KXII was a six-year stint at the CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. He joined the First News team in 2006.
Steve has received "Best Weathercast" awards five times in his career; three times from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB) and twice from the Associated Press.
Steve’s philosophy on weather coverage is a simple one: “My first and foremost duty is to provide quick and accurate information to viewers during severe local storms. This may help save lives and assist people in making split-second decisions. Secondly, everybody wants a reliable forecast. No one can promise complete accuracy, and I’m going to miss a few forecasts…but I will strive to provide you with a very well thought out and researched weather product each and every night on Channel 12. Finally, when the weather is slow, I like to have a little fun. Perhaps we’ll meet on the street, at the store, in a school classroom or out at the lake. Please stop and say hello. And, if I look different than what you see on TV…please remember…I do not wear the makeup or the suit when I’m not working!”
Steve is married to Gera LaNore, and has a teenage stepson, Geraed (pronounced "Jared"). He graduated from Pottsboro High School in June 2009. He is now in United States Army, and is stationed in Colorado.
Steve and Gera enjoy traveling as time permits. Steve also enjoys music, writing, history, and above all science! email@example.com