25 May Meteorologist Byron Miranda Joins PIX11 Morning News
May 25, 2017—PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship television station, is pleased to announce meteorologist Byron Miranda will be joining PIX11 Morning News in June where he will deliver weather weekdays.
Miranda, an award-winning journalist, joins PIX11 from WMAQ in Chicago where he was the weekday meteorologist for the NBC station.
“Byron’s has a unique ability to connect with any community he serves. He communicates the weather with precision and that will be a huge help to viewers as they wake up and plan their day. His personality is the perfect complement to the ensemble cast we’re building on the morning news. I’m excited for him to join our team,” said Amy Waldman, News Director.
Prior to his tenure at WMAQ, Miranda was the meteorologist at KNBC in Los Angeles. Previously, Miranda was the Chief meteorologist at KGTV in San Diego and the Chief meteorologist at KCBS in Los Angeles. Miranda also had a national presence on CNN as a meteorologist for the network.
He is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, including best meteorologist, and was awarded the Golden Mike Award for “Best Weathercaster in Southern California.”
Miranda began his career as an assignment editor in Oakland, California. Before finding his way onto television as a meteorologist, he was also an Oakland police officer and an air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force.
“A little over two decades ago, I first visited New York and found my way to Broadway, seeking out a pay phone, to call my Mom. As I stood on Broadway, marveling at the unparalleled energy of New York, I vowed I would one day work in this great city. This is a dream come true and I can’t wait to join the PIX11 News team and begin forecasting for the Tri-state area,” said Miranda.
Miranda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from California State University, East Bay and has completed the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program.
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including 350 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.