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Jorge Torres

Jorge Torres

Position: Chief Meteorologist

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Year Hired at KOB Eyewitness News 4: 2013

First TV Appearance: I was thrown to the wolves on Saturday, May 23, 2009, as the morning meteorologist after graduating just a week before from college.

Other TV jobs/markets/stations: Morning meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso, Texas

Favorite News Story: All of the Iconic New Mexico Restaurant stories…can't go wrong with food!

First Reporting Story: Beat the Heat tips in Albuquerque when we hit 105 in the summer of 2013

Role Model/Most Admired: Parents, Jim Spencer, John Morales, Jim Cantore, Ozzie Smith

Most proud of: Other than graduating, I'd say attaining my Certified Broadcast Meteorology designation in March 2013 after months of studying!

Favorite thing about New Mexico: Green Enchiladas

Hidden Talent: Salsa dancing

Dream Interview: Jim Cantore after a tropical system makes landfall

Dream Job: I'm already doing my dream job!

Favorite TV Show: Rescue Me

Favorite good causes: Anything that involves talking to kids in schools about weather and science

Alma Mater: Texas A&M University! Gig 'Em

Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas, which is just north of Austin (that IS an actual town, which is pronounced Fl-ooger-ville)

Star Sign: Libra

Favorite animal(s): Triceratops..always loved dinosaurs as a kid

Siblings: Older brother, younger half-sister and younger half-brother • Hobbies: Working out, hiking, playing baseball • Favorite Food: Mom’s enchiladas! Simply the best!!!

Favorite Sports Team: Aggies, Yankees, Texans, FC Barcelona

Favorite Musician: Too many to name!

Favorite Author: Gary Paulsen

Favorite Destination: New York, New York

Favorite Song: Juan Luis Guerra – Te Regalo Una Rosa

Favorite quote: "Deja que el mundo te cambie y podrás cambiar el mundo"…"Let the world change you and then you can change the world." – Che Guevara

Favorite color: Maroon

Favorite movie(s): Shawshank Redemption

Favorite book(s): Hatchet Series

One thing my co-workers don't know about me is: I'm a walking encyclopedia of random knowledge. I'd be a great Trivia Night partner!

Contact Jorge Torres:

KOB

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