Kris Sommers is the Chief Meteorologist for CBS4 News. He was born and raised in Long Grove, Iowa. He has always had an interest in the changing weather.
Kris graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in Meteorology. During his junior year, he did an internship at a Davenport, Iowa TV station. After graduation, he was hired at that station to update the station website and also to do fill in work for the weather department. He was eventually promoted to Weekend Meteorologist, and spent 6 years doing that. He then changed career paths and worked for an insurance company for 7 years. He recently decided to get back into broadcasting the weather.
When Kris is not busy keeping up with the weather in Gainesville, he loves to spend his time outdoors, golfing and bowling. He has bowled several 300 games. He is happy to be forecasting the ever-challenging North Central Florida weather.