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Robert Bettes KDBC 4 Chief Meteorologist
Robert is the chief meteorologist for KVEO TV Newscenter 23 and KDBC TV in El Paso, TX, a ComCorp sister station. Robert forecasts and presents the weather for both markets every weeknight. Robert headed up special weather teams for Hurricane Alex (summer 2010) and Tropical Storm Don (summer 2011). Robert filed live reports from the streets of New Orleans during Hurricane Isaac in August 2012. He is always ready for a monsoon thunderstorm or a winter snowstorm, whatever may be threatening his watch areas. Robert has also worked for the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Robert graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University. He went on to complete a second degree in Atmospheric Physics (Meteorology) from the University of Arizona. Robert is one of the few accredited meteorologists with a minor in Theatre Arts. Robert has both the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval as well as the National Weather Association Seal of Approval.
Robert began his television career on KVIA TV's Good Morning El Paso on Memorial Day 1995. He was promoted to chief meteorologist in August 1999. He departed KVIA in 2002 to host and produce The Open House Show, an entertaining real estate program, which aired on KTSM Sunday mornings. The Open House Show aired in Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, Tucson, Austin, San Antonio, and Midland and still airs each week in Wichita Falls.
Robert grew up in the town of Bosque Farms, New Mexico and graduated from Del Norte High School in Albuquerque. His grandfather and aunt live in Alamogordo, and Robert spent his summers there. His first job was as a clerk at the Hastings Books and Records in Alamogordo.
In his spare time, Robert is devoted to his wife Amy and their family. As a father of three, Mason, William, and Corbin bring him more joy than anything else. His sons are obsessed with baseball -- and now Robert -- and his daughter Corbin is a lovely ballerina.
His family is competitive and loves board games, video games, word games, and games where one must seize victory from the other family members!
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