Byron Miranda, an award-winning journalist, joins PIX11 as the Morning News meteorologist from WMAQ in Chicago where he was the weekday meteorologist for the NBC station.

Prior to his tenure at WMAQ, Miranda was the meteorologist at KNBC in Los Angeles. Previously, Miranda was the chief meteorologist at KGTV in San Diego and the chief meteorologist at KCBS in Los Angeles. Miranda also had a national presence on CNN as a meteorologist for the network.

He is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, including for best meteorologist, and was awarded the Golden Mike Award for “Best Weathercaster in Southern California.”

Miranda began his career as an assignment editor in Oakland, Calif. Before finding his way onto television as a meteorologist, he was an Oakland police officer and an air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force.

Miranda holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from California State University, East Bay and has completed the Mississippi State University broadcast meteorology program.

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