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Keller Watts - Meteorologist

8 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 22 2015 Dec 22, 2015 December 22, 2015 12:00 PM December 22, 2015 in Weather Team

Keller Watts is a meteorologist for WBRZ News 2. He joined the WBRZ team in December 2009.

Born in Batesville, Mississippi, Keller grew up in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville. "The active weather patterns that produce tornadoes in the Southeast sparked my interest at an early age," he says. This interest led Keller to enroll in the meteorology program at Mississippi State University where he chased numerous tornadoes and land-falling hurricanes.

Keller received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Keller's meteorology career began as an intern for ABC affiliate KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas. He accepted his first job with WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, where he worked for five years and then as a morning meteorologist at WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama, for four years.

Present at a time during history in the making, Keller was selected as a member of a U.S.-led Cultural Exchange Consortium that traveled to then Communist U.S.S.R. in the summer of 1991. "I was in Moscow's Red Square only two days before the Aug. 19th Soviet coup where members of the Communist Party attempted to take control of the U.S.S.R. from Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, which would ultimately lead to the collapse of Communism."

Keller currently resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Kristi, and daughters, Lily Kathryn and Lucy. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, storm chasing, golf, tennis, and walking his miniature schnauzer, Sadie.

When Keller is not at WBRZ, he works full-time with the ExxonMobil Corporation in Baton Rouge.



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