Who is Jim Cantore?

Jim Cantore is one of the most recognized faces in weather. Known for his live reports from severe weather events, Cantore embodies the passion and knowledge of The Weather Channel that makes him the weather authority viewers turn to when forecasts turn dire. He has covered every major weather event during the past 25 years, including Hurricanes Katrina and Irene and Superstorm Sandy, solidifying his and The Weather Company's role as the leading source for severe weather coverage. Cantore is well known for his animated, tenacious style, both in the field and in the studio.

As a storm tracker, Cantore reports tirelessly for The Weather Channel before, during and after weather events providing live reports and insights for the network. When not in the field, he covers the latest forecast and weather news on AMHQ weekday mornings at 7:00 a.m. EST. He is also a frequent contributor to NBC programs such as "Nightly News with Brian Williams" and "TODAY," as well as for NBC affiliates nationwide and multiple MSNBC shows. Last year, he covered the weather for Discovery Channel's special that featured Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across Niagara Falls.

Cantore also serves as host to many original productions on The Weather Channel, including the award-winning "Storm Stories," the network's first signature long-form series, as well as “Cantore Stories.” He also goes on location to report weather's connection to upcoming sports and other popular events, including the 2012 London Games, the 2010 Vancouver Games, and the annual NHL Winter Classic.

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