“This job, this city is legitimate, the dream job” – CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Albert Ramon was in his sophomore year when he was introduced to Andrew, and it sparked a passion to become a TV meteorologist.

Andrew, however, was not a classmate or mentor.

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Andrew was a hurricane – a Category 5 monster storm that swept through South Florida in August 1992. Ramon grew up just 40 miles from the Gulf Coast of Texas, so hurricanes were very big there as well.

“This job is the only thing I ever wanted to do,” said Ramon, CBS 2’s new chief meteorologist.

“This job. This station. This city. It is, legitimately, the dream job.

Ramon remembers covering Hurricane Harvey for KVUE-TV in Austin when it hit Houston and dumped an incredible 40- to 60-inch rain and caused $ 125 billion in damage to Houston and Southeast Texas .

“It was a big weather story, and we got our viewers through it,” Ramon said. “I’m ready for anything that comes our way here in the Chicago area, whether it’s winter or severe weather.”

When Ramon isn’t digging into weather data and bringing the latest forecast to CBS 2 viewers, he’s happy to find a good restaurant and hook up with friends.

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“Let’s go have a good meal and have a good conversation,” Ramon said. “I love talking to people and meeting new people.”

Ramon’s brother lives in Chicago, and he’s been doing tourist stuff with him “for over a decade now.”

While in Austin, Ramon won two regional Emmy Awards and several Associated Press Awards, including Best Weather Report.

Prior to Austin, Albert also worked in Corpus Christi, Texas at the CBS affiliate, where he was also chief meteorologist.

Albert graduated in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University and in Communication / Media Studies from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Now that he’s in Chicago, he’s ready to dive deep into the city’s neighborhoods – especially, as a Mexican American, communities like Pilsen.

“I want to go to the hidden places, the places the community likes to go.”

If you see him outside, don’t be shy, say hello!


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