Meteorologist Brad Sowder serves as weekday morning Meteorologist for KOCO 5 News in The Morning, with co- anchors Maggie Stokes and Wendell Edwards. Prior to joining KOCO 5, Sowder served as Meteorologist for KOAA News 5 in Colorado Springs, CO, and Chief Meteorologist for KJCT News 8 in Grand Junction, CO.
Sowder earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences/Meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He holds CBM seal #284 from the American Meteorological Society, the highest level certification for broadcast meteorologists.
During his career, Sowder has covered all kinds of severe weather, from wildfires to blizzards to tornados. He covered Colorado’s most destructive wildfire, the summer 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire, many Front Range blizzards and numerous severe weather and tornado outbreaks. Sowder enjoys keeping up with the latest developments in severe weather forecasting and coverage. He has been honored many times for his excellence in forecasting, including the 2008 Best Weathercaster (Excellence) from the Colorado Broadcasters Association and the 2007 Best Weathercaster (Nomination) from the Colorado Associated Press.
Sowder enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter and is active in his church. He also enjoys cycling, mountain biking and winter sports and describes himself as both a weather nerd and a tech junkie.
- The University of North Carolina at AshevilleMeteorology
- KOCO-TVMeteorologist, present
- KOAA-TVMeteorologist, 2009 - 2012
- KJCT-TVMeteorologist, 2006 - 2009