Meteorologist Chris Easlick was thrilled to join the First Warn 5 weather team in April 2015. He is a lifetime Michigander, born and raised in Battle Creek. Being able to do what he loves in his home state is a dream come true!
At a young age, severe weather was one of his biggest fears. However, once he saw the movie Twister in fourth grade, he was hooked. He even has the worn out VHS tape to prove it! He soon found himself coming home from school and watching The Weather Channel instead of cartoons. This obsession with weather led him to Central Michigan University where he earned his bachelor's degree in Meteorology in 2015. Fire Up Chips!
Before joining WNEM-TV5, Chris earned valuable forecasting experience at CMU while working at the award winning News Central 34. He also had an unforgettable internship experience at WWMT in Kalamazoo during the summer of 2014. Between these two stops and being a west Michigan native, Chris has seen everything from tornado warnings to blizzard warnings. He is looking forward to continuing the challenge of forecasting in Michigan while keeping you and your family safe as a member of the First Warn 5 team.
In his spare time Chris enjoys participating in and watching sporting events, particularly baseball and football. He is an avid New York Yankees fan, but makes sure to root for the Tigers when they're not playing the Yankees! He also loves spending time outdoors and enjoying the Great Lakes during the unbeatable Michigan summers.
If you see Chris around Mid-Michigan, stop and say hello! You can also interact with him on Twitter (@CEaslickWNEM) or contact him at Chris.Easlick@wnem.com.