Raphael Miranda is the two-time Emmy award-winning weekend and noon meteorologist for NBC 4 New York.
In 2012, Miranda’s coverage of Super Storm Sandy earned him his second Emmy. One of the most intense and challenging weather phenomenon of Miranda’s career, he was an integral part of the wall-to-wall Sandy coverage produced by Storm Team 4, working round-the-clock to keep the public updated and informed.
Recently, Miranda appeared as a meteorologist on Telemundo 47 presenting the weather forecast in Spanish. Miranda switched places for the day with Telemundo 47’s meteorologist Andrea Romero who appeared on NBC 4 New York. The switch represents a good example of both stations working together, sharing news and content, to better serve viewers.
In 2011, Miranda received his first Emmy for coverage of Hurricane Irene.
Miranda has also appeared on News 12 Westchester, NBC Weatherplus, CNBC World, Early Today, MSNBC, and Weekend TODAY.
During his time at NBC 4 New York, Miranda has experienced and forecasted many extreme weather conditions, such as February 2010 when New York City received more than three feet of snow in one month, surpassing the previous February snow total record. He also covered the October snow storm of 2011 which left thousands in the tri-state area without power.
Miranda first joined NBC 4 New York as a weather intern in 2007.
Born in Putnam County, Miranda grew up in Westchester County where his love of weather began. Growing up in “the woods,” he was fascinated by Nor’easters and hurricanes.
Miranda graduated from New York University with a degree in Spanish, and has also received degrees from Brooklyn College and Mississippi State University in broadcast journalism and geosciences/meteorology.
Miranda enjoys languages and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and has a working knowledge of French.
A member of the American Meteorological Society, Miranda holds the National Weather Association Seal of Approval. He is also a member of The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association as well as the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In addition, he is an active supporter of the LGBT organization “Live Out Loud”, among others.