Curtis is very excited to be forecasting weather, living, and skiing in Utah! Curtis is no stranger to the Rocky Mountains. His first television gig out of college began in October, 2003 at the NBC station in Helena, Montana. Curtis always had been an outdoor enthusiast and into a lot of recreation activities, and Montana was the perfect place for skiing, hiking, fly-fishing, and observing the weather!
Curtis was the chief meteorologist in Montana for 5 years and spent the last year also serving as News Director in the Capital city of Helena. Curtis participated in State and Federal Disaster and Emergency planning, provided spot weather forecasts for firefighters during the summer wildfire season, and was very involved in the community helping to raise money for several charities.
In May, 2005, Curtis lived atop the television station’s roof with a local humanitarian until they reached their goal of $100,000 to build an assisted living home for the developmentally disabled in Kyrgyzstan called the “Farm in the Dell”. They slept, ate, lived, and reported the weather all from the roof through 5 days of rain and eventually snow on the 5th day!
Curtis grew up in West Milford, New Jersey and was all over New England in his “younger” years. Curtis was practically born with skis on. Once he could walk, his father strapped little plastic skis on his feet and walked him up the bunny slopes at Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire. Besides skiing, Curtis always loved being out in the weather. In grade school, friends and teachers nicknamed him the "Weatherman" because he would alert classmates of potential snow days. Curtis discovered The Weather Channel when he was 8 years old and drove his family crazy because he watched it ALL the time.
Curtis served an internship at ABC’s Good Morning America preparing the forecast for then-weatherman Tony Perkins. He also briefed the anchors of World News Now and World News This Morning, which included chatting with now CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Curtis received his B.S. in Meteorology in May, 2003 and graduated as the most accurate forecaster in his class.
His main companion that goes everywhere with him is his Black Lab named “Tucker.” Curtis loves the ocean, skiing, hiking, and pretty much doing anything outside. Curtis has become a pretty good cook out of necessity. For the last three years, Curtis has been working in Hartford, Connecticut for the local CBS station.
You can watch Curtis' forecast on the weekends at 5pm and 10pm on ABC4, and Wednesday through Friday mornings on Good Morning Utah. If you have story ideas or weather spotter reports, you can contact Curtis below.