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Steve KershChief Meteorologist

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Steve Kersh is a native Texan who was born in Winnsboro, but grew up living in Sherman and Clifton. He graduated from Texas A&M where he met his wife Kristy, who is from Albany, TX. Steve and Kristy have two boys, Carson & Caleb.

Steve has always wanted to be a TV meteorologist and his Mom recorded him doing the weather on the wall of their kitchen with a yardstick talking about "tormadoes" and "thummerstorms" coming down from Oklahoma into Texas back when he was 2 1/2! Steve's TV career started in Waco working weekends for KCEN-TV while still a junior at A&M in 1990. After graduation, he worked a few more years at KCEN, then moved to KWTX-TV in Waco until 1995 when he left to be the new chief meteorologist at KTXS-TV in Abilene. In 1997, Steve got the call to be the weekend meteorologist here at KVII-TV and was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in April of 1998. In 2012, Steve was asked to move to mornings and he gladly accepted and has enjoyed the pace and fun of Daybreak from 5-7am weekdays!

Steve is most proud of Storm Search 7's SchoolNet, which he helped create in 1998 with 45 weather stations installed throughout the viewing area. Now, SchoolNet has grown to more than 165 stations and continues to grow each month. He believes that SchoolNet is a "win-win-win" situation for students, teachers and viewers of Channel 7 in that the students get a "hands-on" learning tool whereby they can learn meteorology, geography, simple math skills and earth science. The teachers have a way to teach these skills to their students in an exciting way and also have a way to meet certain state of Texas teaching criteria for their classes. Viewers of Storm Search 7 get to see their town's weather data LIVE, like never before!

Steve has served previously on the board of the March of Dimes here in Amarillo and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the High Plains Retreat Center, formerly known as the High Plains Baptist Encampment, located just northwest of Canyon. Steve and his family are active members of First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

Steve has earned the Seal of Approval for his weathercasts from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Steve has also served on a "Review Board" of meteorologists who examine tapes from meteorologists around the country who want to obtain the National Weather Association's Seal of Approval for their weathercasts.