jim castillo

 

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CBM #630

 

EXPERIENCE

 

KSDK                                 St. Louis, MO                                                                     January 2020 - Present

Weekend Meteorologist

 

KTLA 5                              Los Angeles, CA                                                                      June 2010-July 2015

Reporter and Weekend Evenings, KTLA Morning Show frequent fill-in and evening fill-in

  • Perform responsibilities of Atmospheric Scientist for local television station; prepare weather reports & maps for analysis,                                distribution, and use in weather broadcasts, using computer graphics
  • Analyze historical climate information, such as precipitation or temperature records, to help predict future weather or climate

        trends for local marine and aviation environments.

  • Prepare weather reports or maps for analysis, distribution, or use in weather broadcasts, using computer graphics.
  • Direct and produce forecasting services in the field for breaking news on weather and events.
  • Apply meteorological knowledge to issues such as global warming, pollution control, or ozone depletion; appeared in

        documentary about climate change with Al Gore and other experts.

  • Utilize mathematical or computer models for precise, consistent and accurate weather forecasting.
  • Interpret data, reports, maps, photographs, or charts to predict long or short range weather conditions, using computer models

        and knowledge of climate theory, physics, and mathematics.

  • Report news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of local weather events.
  • Arrange interviews with people who can provide information about a story of interest.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting

       guidelines.

  • Review and evaluate notes taken about event aspects in order to isolate pertinent facts and details.
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate

        information.

  • Investigate breaking news developments, such as weather related disasters or human-interest stories

 

KOMO-TV                             Seattle, WA                                                                January 2006-August 2009

Morning Atmospheric Scientist

  • Performed duties of Atmospheric Scientist for local television station:
  • Interpreted data, reports, maps, photographs, or charts to predict long- or short range weather conditions including marine and

        aviation using computer models and knowledge of climate theory, physics, and mathematics

  • Prepared weather reports or maps for analysis, distribution, and use in on air weather broadcasts, using computer graphics

 

WNYW-TV                            New York, NY                                                    September 2002-December 2005

Main Weekday Evening Atmospheric Scientist

  • Offered a new 3 year deal memo & contract through 2009 as Atmospheric Scientist
  • Provided daily weather forecast for local weather conditions including marine and aviation.
  • Interpreted data, reports, maps, photographs, or charts to predict long or short range weather conditions, using computer

        models and knowledge of climate theory, physics, and mathematics

 

KCBS-TV                                Los Angeles, CA                                                  January 2001-Septeember 2002

5, 6, & 10 PM Atmospheric Scientist

  • Performed the duties of Atmospheric Scientist for local television
  • Received offer to host “Fear Factor”, but was under contract and unable to tape the pilot.
  • Offered a new 3 year contract to stay at KCBS, but decided to take the New York City offer.

 

KCPQ-TV                                Seattle, WA                                                       December 1997-December 2000

Chief Atmospheric Scientist

  • Performed the duties of Atmospheric Scientist
  • Produced a 30 minute weather program which aired twice due to high ratings.
  • Prepared local and national weather reports for analysis, distribution, and use in weather broadcasts using computer graphics.

 

WXTF-TV                                Philadelphia, PA                                                 November 1995-November 1997

Atmospheric Scientist

  • Performed the duties of Atmospheric Scientist
  • First meteorologist on “Good Day Philadelphia” at WXTF-TV, also hosted segments and conducted man-on-the-street

        interviews

  • Interpreted data, reports, maps, photographs, and charts to predict long or short range weather conditions, using computer

        models and knowledge of climate theory, physics, and mathematics.

  • Analyzed historical climate information, such as precipitation or temperature records, to help predict future weather or climate

        trends.

  • Prepared weather reports and maps for analysis, distribution, and use in weather broadcasts, using computer graphics

 

WOWK-TV                                Huntington, WV                                                           July 1993-October 1995

Meteorologist

  • Performed the duties of Meteorologist
  • Won two Associated Press Awards

 

KVII-TV                                     Amarillo, TX                                                                    June 1991-June 1993

Meteorologist and Tornado Chaser

  • Performed the duties of Meteorologist
  • Interpreted data, reports, maps, photographs, and charts to predict long or short range weather conditions, using Barons Radar

       and computer models

  • Followed and forecasted extreme weather conditions in the immediate area as a Certified Tornado Chaser by the National

       Weather Service

  • Broadcasted weather conditions, forecasts, and severe weather warnings to the public via television, radio, and provided this

        information to the news media.

KGBT-TV                                    Harlingen, TX                                                         September 1989-June 1991

Meteorologist/Atmospheric Scientist

  • Performed the duties of Meteorologist/Atmospheric Scientist
  • Gathered data from sources such as surface or upper air stations, satellites, weather bureaus, or radar for use in

       meteorological reports and forecasts.

  • Interpreted data, reports, maps, photographs, and charts to predict long or short range weather conditions, using computer

       models and knowledge of climate theory, physics, and mathematics.

  • Prepared weather reports and maps for analysis, distribution, and use in weather broadcasts, using computer graphics

 

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Missouri-Columbia, 1985-1989

Bachelors of Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

 

 

AWARDS

 

  • 2014: KTLA-TV – Emmy Season of Sharing: Help for the Philippines, wrote key story on Super Storm Haiyon
  • 2013: KTLA-TV – Emmy and LA Press Award Submit/Paid – Superstorm in Socal
  • 2008: KOMO-TV- Emmy Award, Winner, Morning Newscast (11 a.m.,)
  • 2008: KOMO-TV - RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, Winner, Overall Excellence (TV: Large Market)
  • 2007: STAR 101.5 FM - 1st Place, Newscaster
  • 2007: KOMO-TV- Emmy Award, Winner, Morning Newscast (11 a.m.)
  • 2003: WNYW-TV - Emmy Award, Winner, Evening Newscast (10 p.m.)
  • 2003: WNYW-TV - Emmy Award, Nominee, Weather Reporting
  • 2001: KCBS-TV – RTNA Golden Mic Award, Winner, News Broadcast (11 PM)
  • 2001: KCBS-TV – Emmy Award, Winner, Evening Newscast (6 PM)
  • 2000: STAR 101.5 FM – 1st Place, Newscaster
  • 1998: KCPQ-TV – Emmy Award, Winner, Weather Reporting
  • 1996: WTXF-TV – Emmy Award, Nominee, Weather Reporting

 

 

ADDITIONAL

 

  • 2013: Picked for the American clip by Meteo et Climat in Paris and presented at the 10th international weather and climate

                   forum

  • 2012: Hosted two hours of Climate Reality Project 2012 with Al Gore and weather experts from around the world with

                   record online views

 

SKILLS

 

  • Weather Prediction
  • Meteorologist
  • Data Analysis
  • CBM
  • Newscaster Research
  • Production
  • Interviewing
  • Voiceover
  • Actor
  • Reporter

 

 

AFFILIATIONS

 

  • SAG-AFTRA
  • Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #630 American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval
  • Certified Storm Chaser

 

 

FILM

 

  • 2015: America’s Next Weatherman (United Artists Media Group) – Guest judge and mentor
  • 2014: Million Dollar Arm (Disney) - Weather Spot featuring Jim Castillo on KTLA
  • 2011: Criminal Minds (CBS) – Speaking Role
  • 2011: Torchwood: Miracle Day (BBC America/Starz) – Speaking Role
  • 2010: Photo Booth (No Slack Productions) – Jury Foreman
  • 2003: Duplex (Miramax Films) – Speaking Role
  • 1994: With Honors (Warner Brothers) – Photographer/Reporter
  • 1994: Blink (New Line Cinema)
  • 1992: Leap of Faith (Paramount Pictures)

 

 

ACTING/FILM TRAINING

 

  • Voiceover acting training
  • Professional training for TV acting for over ten years
  • Patti Kallas, C.S.A. Seattle On-Camera Intensive Workshop, Improv
  • Ivana Chubbuck, Studio Scene Study
  • Craig Campobasso, C.S.A. Los Angeles On-Camera Scene Study
  • MJ Lallo, Voiceover training
  • College Theater Productions/Dance Choreographer
  • Cheerleader at Missouri for three years and UCA Instructor