KAAL Rochester, Minn., Names Randy Brock Chief Meteorologist

Hubbard Television Group’s ABC affiliate KAAL Rochester, Minn. (DMA 151), is adding meteorologist Randy Brock as chief meteorologist. He will join James Wilcox and Robin Wolfram starting Wednesday, May 31, for the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news.

Brianna Cook, news director, said: “Randy is a well-known and well-loved figure in this community. His passion and expertise are second-to-none and we are so excited to welcome him into the ABC 6 News family.”

Rhonda LaVelle, vice president and general manager, said: “Randy knows the area and knows how important it is to keep our viewers informed when it comes to severe weather and on days when it’s just plain beautiful outside.”

Born and raised in central Minnesota, Brock has been enamored with the weather since he was a boy, whether he was watching lines of thunderstorms roll into his home town of Litchfield or getting excited about the forecast for the next snow day. His career as a meteorologist started nearly 25 years ago in the Panhandle of Texas at KFDA Amarillo, where he had the opportunity to chase numerous supercell thunderstorms and see more than a dozen tornadoes.

Brock had the opportunity to return to southeast Minnesota in 2002, where he was chief meteorologist until 2016, and has called the Rochester area home ever since. He has had the opportunity to cover some of southeast Minnesota’s most significant weather events, from the floods of 2007 to the unreasonable snowstorm of May 2013, and quite a bit in between.

Brock got his Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1998.


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