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Dr. Steve Caparotta

Meteorologist Dr. Steve Caparotta was born and raised in the New Orleans area. His fascination with weather began at an early age, tracking tropical storms and hurricanes on paper tracking maps.

Steve graduated from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans and then went on to earn a B.S. in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama. While in college, he spent his summers interning at WVUE-TV in New Orleans, where mentors Bob Breck and Ken Aucoin encouraged him to pursue a career in television.

He has over 20 years of experience as a broadcast meteorologist, including stints in Lake Charles, LA, Columbia, SC, and since 2003 in Baton Rouge, LA.

He earned a Master's in Geography (Climatology) in 2008 from LSU, researching how something known as the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) impacts tropical cyclone frequencies. More recently, he earned a Ph.D. in Geography (Climatology) from LSU in 2018, examining how the MJO interacts with winter low pressure systems, severe weather, and daily precipitation in and around the Gulf of Mexico.

Steve has won multiple awards for his on-air work and holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal from the American Meteorological Society.

Dr. Bob Rohli

Dr. Bob Rohli is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences at LSU. He holds a B.A. from the University of New Orleans, an M.S. from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from LSU.

Dr. Rohli has authored numerous publications and his research interests include: coastal weather and climate, atmospheric circulation variability, atmospheric hazards, tropical cyclone dynamics, surface-atmosphere interactions, synoptic meteorology and climatology, geoscience education, and the history of science.