The Author

HI RES Anthony Yanez 07Anthony loves telling stories. In the Yanez home, he entertains his five children through classic story books and his own imaginative tall tales. Their favorite tales usually involve beloved stuffed animals and family pets.  His own rendition of David and Goliath is a family favorite.

Anthony is the meteorologist for NBC4 Southern California for the weekend evening and weekday News at Noon newscasts.  He holds seals of approval with prominent weather organizations including the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA).

With more than 20 years of broadcast news experience, Anthony found his passion in weather. Prior to joining NBC4, he was the morning meteorologist for the NBC station in Houston, covering a wide spectrum of weather in the region. For more than a decade, he helped viewers navigate through extreme heat, humidity, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. After Texas experienced a historic drought in 2011, he researched the conditions and presented his findings to the Association of Water Board Directors.

Anthony is an active community member and served as the president of the Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals, an organization that provides scholarships to students.  He is also the former president of the Houston AMS chapter.

Anthony was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and lived in Southern California when he was a young boy.  He holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism/mass communications from the University of New Mexico.  He earned his broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University.

Anthony is a sports enthusiast and has competed in cycling races, triathlons and half marathons. He also enjoys golf, tennis and skiing.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Anthony, his wife, Rebecca, and their five kids: December 2015