The Action News Weather First Team visits classrooms to teach kids fun facts about the weather! Kids are always sending letters and pictures to Channel 13 to thank our Weather Team for coming out to their school, and we display those letters and pictures right here.
Meteorologist Mike Tsolinas is a 25 year broadcast veteran who has to his credit, multiple Emmy's and the coveted AMS Meteorological seal of approval.
Mike is a two-time KTNV employee, having worked here from 1997 to 1999 and then most recently from April of 2006. Tsolinas, began his career though in Duluth, Minnesota with "a couple of wooden weather maps and some great felt markers!". He soon moved to Austin, Texas and then after just 2 and a half years of TV under his belt moved to Detroit, Michigan where he spent 5 years as week day morning Meteorologist and general assignment reporter. His next stop was Chicago where he had a chance to go home for 6 years before moving to Las Vegas, Minneapolis, San Diego and Los Angeles.
Tsolinas, an avid follower of weather, has worked hard at his craft spending endless hours of his free time attending Meteorological conferences and Radar seminars in an effort to always keep up with technology and the latest applied sciences.
Mike is also the creator of "WeatherNutz", a program for 4 to 6th grade children to teach them the world of weather in a fun and innovative way. The program to date has reached over 100,000 kids nationwide in 4 different markets.
In his 25 years of TV Mike has also done a lot more than weather including more than 1000 reporting stories & live shots, golf shows, game shows and even interviewed Paul McCartney & Bill Cosby as well as doing the weather with countless celebrities and athletes.
Mike's personal life revolves around his daughter Gabi and his three dogs, Hannah, Stuart and Lola. When he does have time, which is rare, he loves to read, work out (besides his household chores) play golf and fish.
Ask Meteorologist Mike Tsolinas a weather question and he may answer your question during one of his Weather First forecasts on Action News!