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

Heavy rain threat shifts south

Monitoring the threat for heavy rain to start the week

Steamy, stormy start to July

Rain, some remnant storms, possible overnight Tuesday

Calm, cloudy Tuesday, then rain, some thunder, possible overnight

Strong to severe storms possible Friday evening

Rain chances increase Tuesday afternoon

System bringing dangerous storms down south to bring next rain chance in Wisconsin

Storm chances continue Friday, into weekend

Alert Days through the weekend

Rain chances continue into May

Storm track shifts slightly south, heavy snow still moving in.

Late April winter storm could bring several inches of snow

Severe weather potential: Meteorologist Chris Reece breaks down why we could see strong storms

Flooding a potential threat with approaching spring storm

Spring storm to bring wintry mix to Wisconsin

Rivers expected to reach major flood stage as spring snow melt begins

Temps finally above freezing in Madison

Madison sets new record low temp, beating out record from 135 years ago

Meteorological Spring arrives, Old Man Winter hangs on

Winter that keeps on giving: Snow chances every day this week

High Wind Warning through Sunday, Falling Temperatures

Light rain takes over, little if any wintry impacts

Messy weekend storm system will bring freezing rain, gusty winds

Next round of snow prompts Winter Weather Advisory

Winter storm warning extended to 3 a.m.; 1-2 more inches expected

Madison just 4 inches away from snowfall surplus, Chris Reece explains why so much snow lately

Another major winter storm sets aim on Wisconsin; Up to 10 inches of snow possible

Winter Storm and Dangerous Cold Moving In

Madison sets new record low, a winter storm and more dangerous cold on the horizon

More snow: Accumulation up to 7 inches near Madison possible through Tuesday

Winter Storm Watch issued

Freezing rain, snow could cause slippery travel for NYE

Light accumulating snow likely Wednesday

Major winter storm impacting Midwest, missing most of Wisconsin

Winter Weather Awareness Week: Stranded in a Snowstorm

Strong storms, flash flooding possible overnight, into Wednesday

Heavy rain, flash flooding returns to south central Wisconsin

Tropical system in desert southwest to bring rain to Wisconsin

Days of mosquito season are numbered as first frost approaches

ALERT DAY: Strong storms and damaging winds possible this afternoon

Looking Ahead: The latest thoughts on weather pattern trends through Fall