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.

Recent Articles
  • Thanksgiving forecast: Possible record cold for the holiday

    NEW YORK — Thanksgiving Day is looking to be one of the coldest days for the holiday ever. If you’re planning on playing the traditional touch football in Central Park or going out to watch the parade, you might need your parka. A cold front will move through Wednesday afternoon, bringing arctic air to the region just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We can expect partly cloudy skies this afternoon with a chance of scattered snow showers.  The high […]

  • Great places for New Yorkers to peep at the fall leaves

    Looking at the vibrant colors of the changing leaves has always been a pretty traditional activity on the east coast.  However, it’s become a hip thing to do.  There’s even a fancy, new name for it–leaf peeping.   And if you’re looking to check out some of the best views, check out these picks from FALL FOLIAGE ESCAPES FROM NYC Harriman State Park, Rockland, NY: We love Harriman State Park, which stretches across Rockland and Orange counties, making it convenient […]

  • Say it isn’t snow! Springtime storm could bring more snow to tri-state

    NEW YORK – This is no April Fool’s joke: there could be snow in our not-so-distant future. A low-pressure system off the coast will have enough moisture to create a springtime snowfall on Monday, just in time for the morning commute. It’s important to note that because there are still a few days left for this system to change, this forecast is preliminary but so far, this is what we know: Snow is expected to start falling about 5:30 a.m. […]

  • Powerful storm slams tri-state area with heavy rain, damaging winds

    NEW YORK — A major coastal system developed off the coast Thursday night bringing drenching rain, strong winds and even some snow mixing for parts of the region for Friday morning’s commute Coastal flooding will also be an issue as the winds from the intensifying storm blow onshore piling up against the shore at high tide. Along with the flooding issues, dangerous wind gusts of 60 mph will be possible along the coast easily picking up loose items and perhaps […]

  • It finally feels like fall, but how long will this cool weather last

    As an upper air disturbance and secondary cold front move through it will continue to produce some scattered showers through the evening hours. The satellite loop shows a definable twist in the cloud cover moving from north to south. Once the disturbance passes skies should clear out tonight and it will be quite cool with lows in the mid-30s (extreme NW suburbs) to mid-40s just about everywhere except for the warmer urban locations that will be in the lower 50s. […]

  • Harvey remnants could bring showers to tri-state area Labor Day weekend

    NEW YORK — Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end-of-summer celebration as back-to-school season kicks off, but it looks like the tri-state area could see rain and cooler temperatures partly because of Harvey. Cool Canadian air makes it way to the area Friday, which will see sunny skies but chilly temperatures with a high of 71 in the city and lows in the mid 50s. Highs will continue to drop into the weekend, as remnants of Harvey head toward the east […]

  • Flash flood warning for New York City until 8 p.m.

    A flash flood warning is in effect for New York City until 8 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for New York City, southern Westchester County and Rockland County in New York state and Hudson, eastern Union, southeastern Bergen and  Essex counties in New Jersey. The alert also covers northwestern Nassau County on Long Island. These warnings also expire at 8 p.m. Earlier. A cold front sweeping across the region is promising to unleash damaging wind gusts, torrential […]