Local 4 Meteorologist, @Local4Brandon
Updated On: Jul 08 2014 12:19:17 PM EDT
Meteorologist Brandon Roux and his family moved to Metro Detroit in June of 2010 and he knew right away this was where he wanted to be.
"It reminds me a lot of home," Brandon says. "I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and people in the Midwest are hardworking, faithful, and second to none. We love it here!"
You can see Brandon deliver the weather story on Local 4 News Morning from 4:30-7:00 am and on Local 4 News at Noon. Brandon's reporting ranges from covering weather and storm damage to fun features. He's covered big weather events like the Dexter Tornado and interviewed Lions QB, Matthew Stafford, about his dedication to drastic need for more youth fitness.
Before joining Local 4 News, Brandon was a Broadcast Meteorologist at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio with other stops over his career at WFTC-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota, KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, Nevada and KIVI-TV in Boise, Idaho.
"I've worked in every time zone and every climate from the Las Vegas desert to the frozen tundra of the Twin Cities."
Brandon's favorite season is winter (of course), so he's landed in the right place here in Michigan. "Winter weather seems to have a more widespread effect of the viewing area than severe weather, so forecasting becomes even more critical," says Brandon.
Along with his wife of 15 years, and their two children, the Rouxs share your passion of our beautiful seasons.
Brandon is a Type 1 Diabetic and is very actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Southfield, Michigan and the American Diabetes Association of Michigan. He is a passionate about finding a cure and being one of the proud faces of the disease in Detroit.
Brandon is recognized with the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. He has received several awards for weather coverage, including the 2009 Associated Press Award for Outstanding Weather Operation and Best Weather Continuing Coverage.
BRANDON'S FAVORITE 4
Favorite Music: Liquid Metal when I’m with my son. And Taylor Swift with my daughter.
Favorite Food: Detroit River Walleye
Favorite Place in Michigan: Right along Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe. I’ll see you there.
Favorite Movies: A River Runs Through It, Miracle, Shawshank Redemption