Congratulations, Tom!

By: Ryan Loyd Email
By: Ryan Loyd Email

For two decades, he's been a household name in Texoma. He's weathered it all, from the floods in both 1990 and in 2007 to the 1995 tornado that ripped through parts of southern Oklahoma. This Friday, we are celebrating Tom Miller’s twentieth anniversary at KXII-TV.

Tom has been bringing you Texoma's forecast for two decades. Miller is celebrating 20 years of meteorological experience at KXII-TV. From sunny skies to Mother Nature’s most powerful blows, he's seen it all.

"I think my most important job is to give my best forecast to the public so that they can plan their day and their life around the weather," Tom says.

Tom started at Channel 12 on February 8, 1988. Back then, there wasn't even a local morning newscast, so he'd do cut-ins between morning network news. Finally, KXII-TV debuted a 30-minute morning newscast. Eventually it expanded to an hour in 2001, and finally to the current hour and a half in 2004.

When it comes to the forecast, tom takes his job seriously, leaving very little time to play.

You could say he's always got his finger on the pulse of Texoma's weather, but in all seriousness, Tom is the most genuine guy you'd ever meet.

He tells it like it is and finds time to get out and talk to people, especially kids who really want to know what it's like to be a meteorologist.

Over the years, a lot has changed but then again, many things have stayed the same and even some of our staffers grew up with him in the morning.

Sometimes it seems like the faces around him have changed like the weather but then there are those that stuck around like Ellen Sako, former morning show host, and former news director Matt Brown.

"Tom and I worked together for 11 years. He had worked with Nancy for seven years before I got here and that was a little scary stepping into those shoes," former co-worker Ellen Sako says.

"I worked with Tom for 12 years and had a great time during those years. I remember Tom talking about his family a lot," former KXII-TV anchor Matt Brown says

Of course, a few of your colleagues behind the scenes here at Channel 12 have worked with you for quite some time who'd like to offer their congratulations.

He's truly been a part of Texoma and the community for such a long time that we couldn't imagine our morning weather coming from any other man.

"I’ve made my home here, and I’ve stayed here. This is my home for the last twenty years," Tom says.

Congratulations, Tom, on 20 years of forecasting and fun. Here's to another 20.

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  • by Pat Location: Denison on Feb 12, 2008 at 09:30 AM
    Congratulations Tom! We are proud of you as you represent the Station in such a dignified way, because you always look "sharp" in appearance and I love you being so serious and business like. Thanks also for the times you have stayed all night to keep us informed of the "storms". We appreciate you!
  • by Linda on Feb 11, 2008 at 08:43 AM
    Congratulation!!!! You are a very friendly man and always treat the students with great respect when they are at the TV station, take a special person to do this job !! Thanks You!!!
  • by Debra Location: Atoka on Feb 11, 2008 at 12:25 AM
    Congratulations, Tom! Hardly anyone does anything for 20 minutes these days, let alone 20 years. I've enjoyed watching you through the years and relied on your forecast in order to know what to expect weather-wise. Here's to another 20!
  • by Candy Location: Sherman on Feb 10, 2008 at 07:54 PM
    You are also a good teacher, making the complex physics of meteorology simple. I attended one of your weather seminars held at Grace UMC and was both educated and entertained.
  • by Congratulations Tom!! Location: OK on Feb 10, 2008 at 05:53 PM
    I have grown up for as long as I can remember watching KXII News. My Dad was a avid news watcher hardly missed any of the newscasts ever. And now I take after him I hardly miss them either.
  • by Butch "Dubya" Hickson Location: The Stix on Feb 10, 2008 at 07:51 AM
    I been around texoma for 65 years and enjoyed tom forecast for the past 20. he always conducted his forecast in professional manner. i'll never forget though when one day he said, "lets take a lake at the look" ha ha ha ha ha
  • by Jill Location: Sherman on Feb 10, 2008 at 04:54 AM
    Congratulations Tom Miller! You are so professional and a class guy. What an honor to know you and to know your family. What a wonderful tribute to your character and your life. We need more Tom Millers in this world. Keep doing what your doing because your the best! The biggest thing that stands out to me is your class and your professionalism. People love you here in Texomaland. You are our local celebrity! God bless and many blessings!
  • by Kim on Feb 9, 2008 at 06:58 AM
    Congrats Tom!! We have listened and trusted you for years.. Wow what a accomplishment!
  • by monnie Location: Sherman on Feb 8, 2008 at 08:20 PM
    CongratulationsTom! Paul and I have been right with you every morning to be informed about the weather. We are proud of you as you represent the Station in such a dignified way, because you always look "sharp" in appearance and I love you being so serious and business like. Thanks also for the times you have stayed all night to keep us informed of the "storms". We appreciate you!
  • by John M Location: Sherman on Feb 8, 2008 at 07:45 PM
    Tom, you remind everyone that "consistiency" is a GOOD thing. Congratulations!
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