Anthony Yanez is the meteorologist for NBC4 Southern California's weekday News at 11 a.m. and weekend evening newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Follow him on Facebook here.
Yanez holds seals of approval with prominent weather organizations including the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association.
With over twenty years of broadcast news experience, Yanez found his passion in weather. Prior to Los Angeles, he was the morning meteorologist for the NBC station in Houston, covering a wide spectrum of weather in the region. He helped viewers navigate through extreme heat, humidity, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes.
When Yanez joined NBC4 in 2014, Southern California was in the midst of a historic drought. He thoroughly studied the extreme drought and El Nino, and developed a theory to explain the current weather conditions. He presented his findings to the American Meteorological Society at the National Broadcast Conference.
Yanez is an active community member and is passionate about teaching youth about his profession. Yanez is a published author of the children’s book A Wild Ride on the Water Cycle, A Jake and Alice Adventure, a tale of two water drops.
Yanez was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lived in Southern California when he was a young boy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Mass Communications from the University of New Mexico. He earned his broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University.
Yanez is a sports enthusiast and has competed in cycling races, triathlons and half marathons. He also enjoys golf, tennis and skiing.
He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and children.