Kyle Underwood

Kyle Underwood

Storm Team 8 meteorologist Kyle Underwood has been forecasting Great Lakes weather for 15 years. His forecasts can be seen Monday through Thursday at 5:30 and 7 p.m. on WOOD and at 10 on WXSP and Sunday nights on WOOD.

Growing up in Minnesota, Kyle got a good look at the best and worst of Mother Nature, and since moving to Michigan in 2008 has covered everything from tornadoes and heat waves, to crippling snow storms and wild conditions on Lake Michigan. Kyle started his broadcasting career at 16, as d.j. for a small town radio station in Mora, Minnesota and got a lucky break as a senior in college; WDIO-TV in Duluth hired him to anchor weekend weather. During his time in Duluth, Kyle won an Edward R. Murrow and a Sevareid award for his reporting, and worked his way from weekends up to chief meteorologist.

Kyle came to WOOD in 2008 as weekend meteorologist and now forecasts weeknights alongside chief meteorologist Bill Steffen as the station’s executive producer of weather, managing the weather team’s direction and graphics systems.

Away from the 24 Hour Tracking Center, Kyle enjoys travel. His highlights include touring remote sections of Chile and Argentina, Cuba, and several Pacific Islands, including Easter Island and Bora Bora. He’s even participated in a real “polar plunge” in the Arctic Ocean. Kyle is a licensed pilot with an instrument rating and a high performance endorsement for the Cessna 182 Skylane he flies.

Kyle is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he played on the basketball team and studied communication, journalism and geography and he’s a graduate of Mississippi State University’s meteorology program. Kyle holds the seals of approval from the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. He and his wife live in the Grand Rapids area.