Chris Cimino serves as the meteorologist for NBC 4 New York’s morning show "Today in New York" airing 4:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. weekdays.
A native New Yorker, Cimino joined NBC 4 as weekend meteorologist in December 1995. He came to the station from WTXF-TV in Philadelphia where he was the weekend weather anchor for the late news. Cimino was also the weekday weather anchor for the morning and noon newscasts on WLWT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio, and held similar positions with WNEP-TV, Pennsylvania, and WROC-TV, Rochester, New York.
Prior to that, Cimino was the senior broadcast meteorologist for the Metro Weather Service Inc., forecasting and broadcasting weather reports to more than 25 radio stations nationwide.
Cimino was awarded the Townsend Harris Medal from the City College of New York. The Medal, named for CCNY’s founder, is given for “exemplary contributions to his chosen field of endeavor.” He has served as Honorary Chair for the Mid-Jersey Chapter of the M.S. Association and rode in the annual 50-mile “Coast to Coast” bike tour in New Jersey for several years. Cimino has been Honorary Chair for the M.S. Center at Holy Name Medical Center for the last ten years and was honored with the Lawrence R. Inserra Leadership Award for tireless efforts on behalf of the MS Center and the patients it serves. Cimino has served as media chairperson and works closely with the United Cerebral Palsy organization in Long Island hosting the “Festival of Trees.” He was honored with the organization’s “Humanitarian of the Year Award.”
A recipient of the prestigious American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, Cimino holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from City College of New York.
Cimino’s most memorable moments at NBC include covering landfall and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for the Today Show while filling in for Al Roker. Locally, highlights included coverage of the Blizzard of ’96 and non-stop live reporting during Sandy’s impact on the Tri-State, “the most devastating storm” to hit the Tri-State area in his lifetime of living here.
Some of his non-weather career highlights include an interview with Elton John and also with one of his childhood heroes from the 1969 Mets, Don Clendenon.
Cimino is an avid Mets, Jets, Rangers and Knicks fan. As well as a music lover, he’s attended over 65 live shows of the Dave Mathews Band.