Meteorologist Brooks Garner can be seen weekdays from 4:30-9:00 a.m. on the FOX31 Morning News. He joined the Pinpoint Weather team in August 2019.
Brooks is married to his wife, Erica and has two daughters and two Australian Shepherds. He loves running, hiking and mountain biking around the Front Range with his family, and enjoys Colorado’s powder on his snowboard. Growing up in New England, he’s no stranger to snowstorms, winter sports… and driving in the snow.
An award-winning meteorologist with Emmy’s, AP awards and a Murrow, he’s been on TV for the better part of 20 years. Before moving to Denver, Brooks was a weekday meteorologist in Houston at KHOU for 6 years. Prior to that he did weather in Tampa at WFLA and at South Carolina’s WIS. His career began at KMEG in Iowa.
Brooks holds the coveted seals of approval from both the AMS (American Meteorological Society) and the NWA (National Weather Association). He also has extensive real-world severe weather and blizzard forecasting experience. His most notable career moment to date was covering the Hurricane Harvey in 2017, where 50 to 60 inches of rain fell in just three days, making it the worst rainstorm in US history and causing catastrophic damage to one of the biggest cities in the country.
His post-graduate work includes completing a three-year Certification Program at Mississippi State University for Broadcast Meteorology and Geosciences for weather broadcasting. He holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts (BFA) from the Massachusetts College of Art (2003). There, he honed his ability to make the complexities of weather easy to understand, and fun to watch.
Funny facts: Brooks, “acted” in a Hollywood movie as a weatherman in, “My Own Love Song” (2010). He also provided off-screen forecast consulting for two other feature films, “Death Sentence” (2007) and, “Accidental Love” (2015). In real life, he rode his bicycle across the country on a summertime journey, against the prevailing westerly winds and uphill most of the way, from the beaches of Virginia to Santa Monica Pier. He averaged 100-130 miles per day and carried 60+ pounds of gear, camping each night.
You can email Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org