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WOOD-TV Adds Meteorologist Scott Larson

January 26, 2024

Scott Larson

Nexstar Media's WOOD-TV (Grand Rapids) has announced that Scott Larson has joined its staff as meteorologist. Larson joins the station from the ABC Affiliate in Sioux City, Iowa, where he forecasted for a dozen years, including five years in the role of chief meteorologist.

“I’m ecstatic about this opportunity with Storm Team 8 and look forward to upholding the high standard of accurate weather forecasting viewers have come to expect when they tune into WOOD-TV,” Larson said.

While in Siouxland, Larson covered numerous blizzards, derechos, and severe weather events with the extremes that impact northwest Iowa, northeast Nebraska, and southeast South Dakota. Larson was an integral part of an Emmy winning newscast discussing historic flooding that occurred with a bomb cyclone in March 2019. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval #865.

“When we met Scott, we knew he would be a great fit with Storm Team 8,” said WOOD-TV News Director Brad Kessie. “West Michigan viewers will quickly embrace his passion for forecasting, and I’m sure they’ll enjoy his ability to interact with people around the community.”

Growing up in Valparaiso, Indiana, Larson became passionate about the weather at a young age and graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology plus a mathematics minor. While at VU, Larson participated in broadcasting internships with WFLA in Tampa, Florida and WGN in Chicago, Illinois.

Larson met his wife Claire in Sioux City and has two children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, and taking walks with his goldendoodle, Winston.

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