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.