Chief Meteorologist Robert Bettes


Robert is the Chief Meteorologist for KVEO Local 23 News. Robert was the chief meteorologist for KDBC-TV Local 4 in El Paso for over a decade, from July 2004 to October 2014.

Robert headed up special weather teams for Hurricane Alex (summer 2010) and Tropical Storm Don (summer 2011). Robert filed live reports from the streets of New Orleans during Hurricane Isaac in 2012. He is always ready for a monsoon thunderstorm or a winter snowstorm, whatever may be threatening his watch areas. Robert has also worked for the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Robert graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University. He went on to complete a second degree in Atmospheric Physics (Meteorology) from the University of Arizona. Robert is one of the few accredited meteorologists with a minor in Theatre Arts. Robert has both the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval as well as the National Weather Association Seal of Approval.

Robert began his television career on KVIA TV’s Good Morning El Paso on Memorial Day 1995. He was promoted to chief meteorologist in August 1999.

Robert grew up in the town of Bosque Farms, New Mexico and graduated from Del Norte High School in Albuquerque. His grandparents and aunt lived in Alamogordo, and Robert spent his summers there. His first job was as a clerk at the Hastings Books and Records in Alamogordo

Robert’s time off is devoted to his wife Amy and family. He the father of three active kids, Mason, William, and Corbin.

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