Jorge Torres is the Chief Meteorologist for the KOB Eyewitness News 4 Weather Team and the winner of the 2017 New Mexico Broadcasters Association’s Weathercaster of the Year award. You can watch Jorge’s live forecasts during our weekday evening newscasts.
He joined KOB in June of 2013. Jorge enjoys forecasting the different types of weather conditions and learning more about the geography, history, and the people of the cities, towns, villages, and pueblos throughout New Mexico, Southwest Colorado, and the Navajo Nation.
From extreme heat, haboobs, flash floods, drought, and winter storms, you can count on Jorge to cover it all inside the studio and out in the elements.
Jorge attended Texas A&M University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology as well as a Minor in Spanish. He also became a brother of Omega Delta Phi, which has a chapter at the University of New Mexico.
Prior to working at KOB, he was a meteorologist at KVIA in El Paso, Texas, where he earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society. He now serves on the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology along with being a member of the National Weather Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Jorge loves being involved with STEM education in local schools by judging science fairs and talking to students about weather. Although most of his talks are generally in the Albuquerque Metro area, he won’t hesitate to talk to students or teachers in any district within the KOB Eyewitness News 4 viewing area.
Jorge likes to travel, hike, exercise, listen to music, salsa dance, watch sports, and explore the local coffee shops.
As far as the most important question for New Mexicans, Jorge will also go with green!
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