Born and raised in Hendersonville, NC, meteorologist Chris Justus is thrilled to be back home working in the Carolinas. Chris became interested in weather at a very young age, growing up on his family's apple farm. He saw firsthand how weather can impact a farmer's life. A difference in a few degrees can mean the loss of a farmer's entire crop. Whether it's on your TV, online or in the classroom, Chris prides himself with having an accurate forecast. In 2010, Chris was awarded with the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts.
Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Meteorology. Chris started his career in Savannah, GA, where he gained experience tracking tropical systems. After a few years on the coast, Chris moved back to Charlotte to work for the FOX affiliate where he covered the deadly historic tornado outbreak of 2011 and some of the worst flooding in Charlotte history. Chris then moved to the FOX affiliate in Nashville, TN where he forecasted and saw firsthand numerous tornado outbreaks. Chris was nominated for an Emmy in 2013 for his coverage of deadly Tennessee tornadoes.
Chris lives in Greenville with his wife Lauren and their dog Tenny, named after a Tennessee tornado outbreak that brought her to their doorstep. When he's not looking at the radar, Chris enjoys being active at church and the outdoors, whether it's the mountains, ocean or lake. From snow skiing to water skiing to a good hike, he's always looking to enjoy what nature has to offer. Chris also enjoys watching sports on TV as well as attending live sporting events. Some of his favorites are Nascar (Dale Junior), NFL (Panthers), and MLB (Atlanta Braves).
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte