JIM CASTILLO
 Resume EXPERIENCE 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