Jim Castillo

Jim Castillo

Bio

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Jim Castillo is KTLA’s weekend 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and Sunday Edition meteorologist.

Jim holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for accredited television weather information. In addition to his weekend weather duties, Jim also forecasts the weather and reports on traffic for the 1 p.m. newscast, several times a week.

Before KTLA, Jim was the chief meteorologist at Fox affiliate KCPQ-TV in Seattle and at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. In 2001, while Jim was on the evening news, KCBS-TV noted ratings gains and went on to win a Golden Mike and an Emmy.

Jim also did weather for Fox 5 (WNYW-TV) in New York City. The 10 p.m. newscast won an Emmy for the first time in a decade while Jim was there.

Jim’s broadcasting career began while still attending the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. After being a cheerleader for three full years and staying on the dean’s list, he did an internship at KOMU-TV, where he was asked to become the weekend weathercaster. He quickly secured the weekday evening position until he graduated a year later.

Jim was honored to be offered an internship to work with the very famous WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling in Chicago, yet decided to take his first offer in South Texas where he could learn to report on tropical weather while earning an income.

In addition to doing weather, Jim enjoys acting. Jim is a SAG-AFTRA member since 2001 with five film roles behind him, including “Leap of Faith,” “Blink,” “With Honors,” “Duplex” andhis latest speaking role in a short film called “Photo Booth,” which was shot in 2010. Most recently, Jim made appearances in BBC’s “Torchwood” and “Criminal Minds.”

You will often find Jim doing charity work for causes dear to his heart, including MS, to which he lost his mother. He also enjoys outdoor activities, music, movies and real estate.

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