Chris Suchan is a proven, knowledgeable and experienced meteorologist with twenty years of experience keeping viewers safe with his accurate forecasts. Chris spent nearly a decade in Charlotte, North Carolina as one of the area’s top meteorologists. From there he went to Tampa, Florida where he became an expert in protecting his viewers from tropical systems swirling toward the state over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and tropical Atlantic.
After three years in Tampa, Chris moved to Kansas City, Missouri as the chief meteorologist in tornado alley where severe weather in all forms from squall lines to wicked supercell storms take center stage. He took great pride and responsibility in seeing his viewers through many dangerous storms. His weather reporting style is calm and reassuring, trying to avoid unnecessary hype. But if there is severe weather, he issues strong warnings aimed directly at keeping you and your family safe.
Chris prides himself on accurate forecasting and was honored to earn "Kansas City's most accurate" while there. He holds the coveted Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) certification from the American Meteorological Society as well as the NWA seal issued by the National Weather Association.
“I am very excited to have Chris on the News 4 team,” said General Manager Dean Radla. “His credentials and background as an accurate and accomplished Meteorologist will bring great value to our viewers. Our 4-Zone approach to weather forecasting has been extremely successful and I think Chris is the guy to take that valuable franchise to the next level.”
“We are excited to have Chris come and lead our 4 Zone Weather Team,” said News Director Mandi Mendoza. “He’s clear on our mission to bring our viewers a true zone-by-zone forecast, and its importance to our audience.”
Chris is excited to join the team at News 4.
“San Antonio’s friendly people, culture and great energy sold me,” said Suchan. “It’s such a beautiful city and area with so much pride. The meteorologist in me looks forward to covering the distinct four zones of weather across the viewing region.”
You’ll see Chris chasing storms across Texas when they’re not a risk to our viewing area, as he’s been a part of the chase community over the past six years. When he’s not chasing storms, Chris is a sports nut. Obviously, he’s landed in the perfect town for that. He calls himself a struggling golfer, loves to fish, acrylic painting and cruising through the scenic countryside on his Harley. Chris also loves to travel to schools and share his passion for weather and forecasting with children.