Steve LaNore is KXII’s Chief Meteorologist.
Steve first stepped in front of the camera in 1984. Part-time jobs while a student at Texas A&M then led to his first full-time position as Chief Meteorologist in Victoria, Texas in 1986. From there, he took on the Chief Meteorologist role in Fort Smith, Arkansas where we covered the stormy skies of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas for three years.
LaNore then covered the flash-flood prone climate of San Antonio for nine years before assuming the role of Chief Meteorologist at KDAF in Dallas in 1998. Steve’s most recent work before coming to KXII was a six-year stint at the CBS affiliate in Austin, Texas. He joined the KXII-TV News12 team in 2006.
Steve has received “Best Weathercast” awards five times in his career; three times from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB) and twice from the Associated Press.
More recently, he was honored with three awards including a national award from the National Federation of Press Women for his book "Weather Wits and Science Snickers". The book uses silly jokes to introduce children to cool science facts. The book is for ages 8 to 98 and is available on Amazon.
Steve is married to Gera LaNore, and has an adult stepson, Geraed (pronounced "Jared"). He graduated from Pottsboro High School in 2009 and is now studying computer programming.
Steve's varied interests include music, writing, travel, history, philosophy, and of course science! Steve and Gera especially enjoy traveling as time permits.
LaNore serves on the board of the Texoma Regional Blood Center and encourages all who can to give.