Chris Nelson joins the Action News team from the Midwest. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Chris became fascinated with weather at a young age. He saw his first tornado while in 4th grade and that peaked his interest.
Chris earned his degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While studying at UWM, he produced the school's weekly weathercasts, which aired on MPTV in Milwaukee.
As elected president of the Atmospheric Sciences Club, he instituted new fundraising initiatives that subsequently enhanced the current and future students' program. Chris also completed extensive internships with WGBA in Green Bay and WTMJ in Milwaukee.
Aside from weather, Chris is an avid Wisconsin sports fan; he loves the Packers, Badgers and Brewers. He also has an appreciation for entrepreneurship and small business. In fact, for extra money in college, he began his own online bookstore to help pay for tuition.
Chris, his fiance Jackie and dog Toby T (stands for Twister) are excited to be in the Southwest and happy to call Las Vegas their new home.
If you'd like Chris to volunteer for your charity or come speak to your school about weather, send him an email at the address listed above.