Steve Stucker is the Co-Host and Weatherman on New Mexico's top-rated morning program, Eyewitness News 4 Today, which airs weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. With over 22 years on the morning show, Steve has been continuously forecasting weather in New Mexico much longer than any other TV personality.
Steve has received many honors in his years on KOB 4. Readers of Albuquerque The Magazine voted him Favorite TV Personality and/or Favorite Meteorologist 6 years in a row. He was selected as the People's Choice for New Mexico's Favorite TV Personality eight times, and inducted into their Hall of Fame. Steve has also been tabbed by readers of The Alibi as their "Best of ‘Burque" award winner for TV Personality and/or Forecaster eight years in a row. Steve was twice selected as Media Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Albuquerque Volunteer Association, and was honored as the Animal Humane Association's Ambassador of the Year.
Steve is well known throughout NM for his community involvement, working with dozens of nonprofit groups, schools & churches. He is highly sought after as a Motivational Speaker for Civic Organizations, Church Groups, Graduations and Corporate Events....and may have served as Master of Ceremonies for more events than any other person in our states history! He especially enjoys speaking with students about the importance of staying in school and making their dreams come true. Steve is a weekly visitor at the Youth Diagnostic & Detention Center (YDDC) where he serves as a Mentor & Teacher, counseling and encouraging youthful offenders. He also speaks to adult inmates at state prisons about changing their lives, and becoming productive members of society.
Steve may be best known for his “celebrity weather dogs” appearing on air with him every Friday morning for Parade of Pets. Tuffy (Miniature Schnauzer) Buster (brindle Boxer) Squeaky (toy Chihuahua) and Rez,(Golden Retriever) are rescues.. He puts YOUR pets on the airwaves with Steve's Parade of Pets. Submit your favorite Pet Pictures at kob.com/morning. Steve shares the photos each Friday morning, along with interesting tidbits about the pets' personalities, habits and owners. Steve was formerly a professional dog trainer and has trained well over 2,000 of his four-legged friends. He also Showcases Shelter Pets looking for homes. (You can view them here.)
Steve likes to say "The ONLY group I Love more than animals...is Children!". Each week, he highlights the extreme need for Adoptive and Foster Parents for the hundreds of children in NM who are on the waiting list for a Forever Family with "Steve's Families for Kids."
Steve entertains viewers with a look at the lighter side of the news, his offbeat ideas, and unique perspective on life. Every once in a while, he appears on air as Elvis, Martha Stewart, Richard Simmons, Arnold Sportsnweather (Schwarzenegger), Mother Stucker, Patty O'Furniture, Dog The Weather Hunter or his alter ego, Ed Noid. He also dresses up in a colorful Balloon Pin outfit during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta each year. Eyewitness News 4 Broadcasts Live from Balloon Fiesta Park all 9 days of the event each year. Steve jokes that he is the Most Photographed Human at Balloon Fiesta!
Prior to his TV career, Steve worked as an on-air Radio Personality and Program Director in Albuquerque at Q106 & 93.3 KOB FM. He earlier worked at stations in Nebraska, Missouri, Texas & Oklahoma. He moved to the Land of Enchantment in 1983, and considers New Mexico home. He grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Steve's favorite activity is spending time with his family. He has been married to Rose 19 years, and is actively involved at church. Steve is an Ordained Chaplain (International Fellowship of Chaplains), and the Men's Ministry Pastor at New Covenant Church. They have three children still at home: Georgi, Kayli and Stephanie, plus an adult son, Dean. The girls all attend APS. The Stucker's spend a lot of time at soccer matches, basketball games, swim meets, and school events... and love spending time outdoors. Steve can usually be found Poolside on hot NM afternoons...and loves to ride his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. His "Rally in the Valley" Charity Ride each Memorial Day weekend in Red River raises thousands of dollars for Make A Wish of New Mexico.