Kris Kuyper is Chief Meteorologist for Action News Now.
Kris has been with Action News Now since 2007, and has over 12 years combined experience forecasting weather in the North State. You may remember him when he worked at Action News Now from 2000 to 2003. He also worked in Redding from 1995 to 1998. Outside of the North State, Kris has experience forecasting weather in the challenging climates of Alaska, Colorado, and the not so challenging climate of Bakersfield!
Kris was one of the first meteorologists in the country to have earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society, or AMS. To earn this designation, a broadcaster must have a degree in meteorology, have their weather casts evaluated by the AMS, and pass an extensive academic exam. He has also earned his Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. Kris graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science.
He has 2 wonderful children. His son Dylan was born in Alaska, and his daughter Kaitlyn was born in Paradise.
Kris says 2 of his biggest thrills besides the birth of his children were running the Olympic Torch Relay through Sacramento in January of 2002, and broadcasting weather live on 'Good Morning America' with Spencer Christian during the Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast in Redding in 1998. He is an avid skier and enjoys working out during his free time.
Action News Now reports on late afternoon flooding that caused streets to close in Butte County on Saturday