Steve Villanueva joined NBC 4 New York’s weather team in September 2012. A sealed meteorologist and native New Yorker, Villanueva joined NBC 4 from WPIX-TV, where he served as morning traffic reporter and meteorologist for nine months. Prior to that, Villanueva came from WTNH in Connecticut where he covered the weekend weather and special reports including Hurricane Irene in late August 2011.
Villanueva first joined the NBC family in 2006 as a weekend weather reporter at WRC in Washington, D.C., where he covered the 2008 Hurricane Hanna. As a New York University graduate in Broadcast Journalism, Villanueva returned to his hometown in time for Hurricane Sandy coverage.
Villanueva received his Broadcast Meteorology Certificate at Mississippi State University. His forecasts have been approved by both the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. He holds seals from both organizations.
In his spare time, Villanueva has done work with the American Diabetes Association and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Villanueva currently resides in Fairfield County with his wife and two sons, Max and Jake.