David Yeomans

Chief Meteorologist

Three-time Emmy Award-winning Meteorologist David Yeomans has been fascinated with weather for as long as he can remember.

By the fourth grade, he was checking out stacks of meteorology books from the public library, gathering as much knowledge as he could. A year after that, he became a registered storm spotter and kept climate records for the National Weather Service office.

The longtime Austinite attended Westlake High School and he went on to study meteorology at the University of Miami. During the summer after his first year at Miami, he came back home to Austin to intern in the KXAN weather department under Jim Spencer. During his college career, he also held internships at Spectrum News in Austin and CBS4 Miami.

David was a published undergraduate researcher under world-renowned climate change expert, Dr. Brian Soden, studying the relationship between water vapor in the high levels of the atmosphere and global warming.

He returned to the University of Miami for graduate studies in meteorology in 2010. During his time in graduate school, he was involved in campus broadcasting programs giving a daily weather forecast on WVUM radio, ranked as the No. 1 college radio station by the MTV-U Woodie Awards. He also served as the lead weather anchor for the campus TV station’s award-winning half-hour news show, Newsvision.

David researched hurricane formation for his Masters thesis and was a guest scientist aboard an NOAA Hurricane Hunter flight. He was invited to present his research at the American Meteorological Society’s annual conventions in 2012, 2013, and 2016.

David holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. He received a Lone Star Emmy Award for the First Warning Weather University series in 2019 and 2020, and another Lone Star Emmy Award in 2015 for the First Warning Weather Team’s Summer Weather Outlook. He was awarded First Place Weathercast in 2016 by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters, and Television On-Air Personality of the Year in 2018 by the Alliance for Women in Media.

Here in Austin, David also serves on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Advisory Council.

During his down time, he enjoys wake surfing on Lake Austin and mountain biking in the greenbelt. David also volunteers with Meals on Wheels in Austin.

David can be reached at david.yeomans@kxan.com.

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