Robert has been the chief meteorologist for NBC 23 since January 2010. Before that, Robert was the chief meteorologist for KDBC-TV Local 4 in El Paso for over a decade, from July 2004 to October 2014. Prior to that, Robert served as chief meteorologist for KVIA-TV in El Paso and worked for the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi in the summer of 1994.
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. Robert loves tropical weather and tropical forecasting and is dedicated to keeping the Valley safe in case of any significant weather threat.
Robert graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Walter Cronkite School at 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 Theater Arts. Robert has both the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval as well as the National Weather Association Seal of Approval.
Known for his quirky sense of humor, 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’s the father of three children: Mason, William, and Corbin (a daughter). In December 2019, Robert donated his kidney to his son Mason and is an advocate for being a living donor to get people on dialysis off the transplant waiting list.
Robert became a published author in 2019 with a Christian children’s book he wrote entitled, Dear Bubble Bath, Give Back My Dad! It’s a story of a young daughter who engineers a way to bring her dad back into her life after he refuses to leave his bubble bath.