Byron Miranda is the NBC 5 meterologist for the 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. newscasts.
This is Miranda's second stint in Chicago. Miranda rejoined NBC 5 from KNBC in Los Angeles.
From 2002 to 2005, Miranda worked at KCBS in Los Angeles as the chief meteorologist for the station’s weekly evening newscasts. In 2003, he won the Golden Mike Award for “Best Weathercaster in Southern California.” Miranda also has worked in a number of other major markets, including Chicago, San Francisco, and had a national presence on CNN for six years.
Miranda began his career as an assignment editor in Oakland, California. Before finding his way onto television as a meteorologist, he was also an Oakland police officer and an air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force.
Miranda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from California State University, East Bay and has completed the Mississippi State University Broadcast Meteorology Program. He is a member of the National Weather Association.