Raphael Miranda is the weekend meteorologist and weather producer for NBC 4 New York. Miranda first joined NBC 4 New York as a weather intern in 2007.
Since then Miranda has appeared on News 12 Westchester, NBC Weatherplus, CNBC World, Early Today, MSNBC, and Weekend TODAY.
Miranda was born in Putnam County and grew up in Westchester County where his love of weather began. Growing up in “the woods,” he was fascinated by Nor’easters and hurricanes.
In 2011, Miranda received an Emmy for his coverage of Hurricane Irene.
More recently, in 2012, he covered Superstorm Sandy. Miranda will tell you it was the most intense and challenging weather phenomenon he has ever reported on. For three days straight, Miranda was part of constant Sandy coverage by Storm Team 4. Routinely working from 2am to 2pm, he kept the public updated and informed regarding all hazards.
During his time at NBC New York, Miranda has experienced and forecasted his fair share of extreme winter weather. He recalls February, 2010 where New York City received over three feet of snow in the month, obliterating the previous February snow total record. Who can forget the freak October snow storm of 2011, which left thousands without power? Definitely not Raphael!
Besides weather, Miranda enjoys languages and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and a little French.
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 is a member of the American Meteorological Society, and 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. He has served as Honorary Chair for Live Out Loud's Pride in the Hamptons.
Miranda lives with his husband and two cats in New Jersey.
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