Chris Reece

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Hometown: Houston, TX and Lexington, KY

High School: Henry Clay High School

College: Western Kentucky University

Other Journalism Experience:  Weekend Weather Anchor – WBKO-TV, Bowling Green, KY

Started at News 3 Now on: May 21, 2018

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? 
It’s not as hot and humid as the south.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? 
In my career, being live from the point of greatest eclipse during the total solar eclipse in 2017, in Madison, that’s to be determined, but I secretly hope it’s a blizzard… oops, did I say that out loud?

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Spend time with friends, and mentoring others. I also really enjoy looking at houses and being on the water front.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? 
Strawberry! Hands down!

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
The time a server asked me if I wanted to be on TV, and a commercial featuring me doing the weather was on the TV behind her, but she never knew.

What is your favorite place to vacation? 
Anywhere I haven’t been before.

Who is your hero and why? 
The calculus professor in college who told me to change my major and said I’d never be smart enough to be a meteorologist. It motivated me, and I graduated with flying colors and high achievements.

What was your favorite band when you were in high school? 
Hillsong Worship

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? 
Baseball! It’s so relaxing…somehow.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?
The ability to be invisible! I love being able to observe without being noticed.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? 
Sports

What is your most memorable travel experience? 
Attending a Broadcast Meteorology conference in Kansas City with a friend

What is the worst job you have ever had? 
Calling the alumni of my university and asking them for donations…. Never again!

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why? 
The Apostle Paul

What is your favorite tradition around the holidays? 
Putting up my Christmas Tree!

What is your favorite song of all time? 
This changes every couple of weeks. Right now, it is Touch of Heaven by Hillsong Worship

What is your favorite movie of all time? 
Facing the Giants

What is your favorite book of all time?
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
Always forgive, the prisoner that forgiveness frees is yourself.

If you could relive any moment…what would that be? 
The time I surprised my little brother, who was brokenhearted on prom day, and his face lit up and he jumped on me and wept tears of joy. He was 16 at the time.

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? 
In my first grade classroom in Houston, Texas. My mom came walking down the hallway in tears to pick me up, as the building she worked in was threatened with a strike.

Articles

Wildfire smoke leading to hazy skies and dimmed sunlight - Chris

Alert Day: High heat expected Thursday, Strong storms by Thursday night into Friday - Chris

ALERT DAYS: More weekend heat and thunderstorms in the days ahead

ALERT DAY: Dangerous heat and storms on tap for the weekend - Chris

Thunderstorm start times are trending later - Chris

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for parts of Southern Wisconsin -Chris

Lightning will be prolific in any thunderstorm that goes up, even if it is not severe

Heat Advisory now in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday evening - Chris

A prolonged pattern of heat is here. Here's how you can beat it!- Chris

ALERT DAYS issued for this weekend in anticipation of holiday heat

Alert Day: Strong storms could bring high winds and hail Friday afternoon - Chris

Stormy weather possible for Father's Day Weekend - Chris

Cooler than average temperatures expected for the weekend

Editorial: The narrative must be changed

Another night of freeze warnings ahead for Southern Wisconsin

Late season freeze ahead for Wisconsin

Some strong to severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon - Chris

Meteorological Spring set to begin on a warm note - Chris

Sun's out, 40s out, but early next week could bring shovels out - Chris

Coldest air of the winter sticks around to end the week

Wind Chill Advisory issued ahead of arctic blast

Next winter storm on track to impact southern Wisconsin

Right on cue: The heaviest snow is ending, but clouds and flurries stick around - Chris

A round of moderate to heavy snow arrives Friday night -Chris

Winter storm moves out, bitter cold to move in - Chris

Big impacts to travel despite modest snow amounts - Chris

Rounds of wintry weather possible for the weekend

Cold snap arrives as wind chills fall below zero

Minor snow, but big time cold on the way

Madison sets new record low

Chris Reece says snow is coming to an end, but impacts remain high

Chris Reece tracks a sneaky system that could bring snow ahead of cold blast

Snow to impact Wednesday morning commute, January cold to follow -Chris

Another round of light wintry weather possible by evening commute

Snowfall records fall; more in jeopardy as another round of accumulating snow possible this week

Multiple weather threats could bring heavy rain, localized flooding

First Alert Forecast: Looking to the weekend

Heavy rain threat shifts south

Monitoring the threat for heavy rain to start the week

Steamy, stormy start to July