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Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a meteorologist for WAAY.

Title: Meteorologist

I have loved weather ever since I was six years old. As I grew older, I always wanted to know the weather when I played sports. In high school, I excelled in math and science and thought meteorology would be an incredible career.

I attended Plymouth State University in New Hampshire where I got to do three of my favorite things; learn meteorology, along with playing soccer and football.

My on-air start was in Hagerstown, MD where I was the morning meteorologist. I literally got to be buried in the original 2010 Snowmageddon! In five days, two snowstorms dropped 50-60" of snow. My next stop was in Springfield, Missouri where I continued as the morning meteorologist. I got to experience plenty of severe weather and ice during my time there.

I started at WAAY 31 in August 2014. My favorite part of working at WAAY 31 is helping to protect and prepare the community for any type of weather.

My wife Lauren and my children, Landon and Brianna love calling the Tennessee Valley our home.