Steve Rudin

Steve Rudin

7News First Alert Meteorologist

Steve Rudin has been forecasting the weather for the District, Virginia and Maryland for nearly 20 years. He can be seen weeknights on ABC7 News at 11 with Leon Harris and Alison Starling in addition to WJLA 24/7 News at 10 with Jonathan Elias. Prior to joining the ABC7/WJLA-TV First Alert Weather Team, he worked at the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. and the NBC affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin. Steve has also been a substitute weather anchor for ABC’s top-rated Good Morning America.

Through his popular Facebook page and tweets, Steve provides thought-provoking tidbits about weather, current events and anything else that grabs his attention. A dedicated community member, Steve hosts events for worthwhile organizations, including Doorways for Woman and Families, the Jewish Community Center, the Air Force Cycling Classic, Calvery Woman’s Services, Sjögren’s Syndrom Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, Food and Friends and the Kennedy Center.

Steve was inspired to a career in meteorology by a lifelong curiosity of earth science and global travel. He earned a Bachelor of Science in geography and meteorology from Michigan State University, attended graduate school at the University of Michigan and did additional coursework in broadcast meteorology at Mississippi State University. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association and holds the Television Seal of Approval.

In high school he was an exchange student in Australia. Off the air, Steve hangs out with his rescue dog, Gus, goes to the gym, travels, dabbles in photography and debates politics with his sister. He is also an avid airplane geek and can often be seen watching them takeoff and land at Gravelly Point near Reagan National Airport.

You can follow Steve and his work on Facebook and Twitter.

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