Steve Paulson

Meteorologist Steve Paulson keeps viewers up to date on morning weather conditions during "KTVU Channel 2 Morning News" and "Mornings on 2." A graduate of Campolindo High School in Moraga, Paulson knew early on that broadcasting would be his calling as he enrolled himself at Chico State University as a Communication Major with a Broadcasting Minor.

For his first job in the television business, he credits not taking "no" for an answer and "timing" as two of the main reasons he got his start. "Right out of college, I thought I'd get a job in advertising or production and sent out resumes all over the West Coast," reflected Paulson. "When those opportunities didn't pan out right away, I marched myself down to KHSL, the local Chico television station and told the receptionist I wanted a job. I never dreamed of being in front of the camera, but when the News Director asked if I ever thought of doing weather, I told him, 'I can do that.'" Little did Paulson know at the time, but the station's current weatherman had turned in his resignation just an hour before he walked in the door, and the rest as they say is history.

Since that fortuitous day, Paulson's career in television has taken off. From Chico, he moved to Santa Rosa and KFTY-TV 50. Then it was off to San Jose where he did weather at KICU, (which years later would become KTVU's sister-station, TV36,) a job he held for seven years. While in the South Bay, Paulson became the San Jose Sharks pregame broadcast host for the NHL team and had one of the great thrills of his early career was when he interviewed hockey star, Wayne Gretzky. "It was the most nervous I've ever been," said Paulson. "But Wayne, as his nickname suggests, was great and he put me totally at ease." His next big break came when he was hired to do weekend weather at KPIX in San Francisco. Soon, it was off to WBBM-TV in Chicago with a stop at KMGH in Denver before he returned home to the Bay Area. Now at KTVU FOX 2's top rated morning programs, Paulson is an expert on Bay Area weather and the many microclimates we have here. "I'm so happy to be doing weather in the most beautiful region in the world, and it's my hometown," said Paulson.

Residing in the East Bay, Paulson is an avid sports enthusiast and he enjoys wine tasting, watching current and classic movies, and exploring the Bay Area with his family.

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Threat of thundershowers puts firefighters on high alert

A low pressure system spinning into Northern California Monday brought with it a threat of thundershowers and dry lighting, particularly to the Sierra, forecasters predicted. After a week of record temperatures, the weather front brought with it cooler temperatures, overcast skies and gusty conditions. KTVU Meteorologist Steve Paulson said areas ...

Friday Weather Forecast: Thundershowers

Morning rain will give way to a chance of afternoon thundershowers Friday. Temperatures will range from the mid-50s to 60s. Cloudy Saturday with more showers on Sunday. Snow is falling in the Sierra. A Winter Weather Advisory runs from 11 pm Thursday until 5 am Saturday. Snow amounts could approach ...

Thursday Weather Forecast: Rain cloud approaching

Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with temperatures 50-60 at the coast and Bay near 70 inland. Cloudy tonight. Light rain and much cooler temperatures on Friday. Thursday Afternoon Highs SF 61 Oak   66 Concord 70 Livermore 72 Antioch 71 San Jose 70 Morgan Hill 71

Wednesday Weather Forecast: Chilly breezes

Mostly clear but chilly to cold this morning. Had a lot of upper 30s for low. Didn’t last long since the nights are getting shorter but that’s cold for April. Sunny to mostly sunny today and breezy at times. Little bit warmer. Clearing and cold tonight with increasing clouds tomorrow. ...

Wednesday Weather Forecast: Cooling trend

After two warm days, cooler weather moves in Wednesday. Fog has moved locally over the Bay along with a westerly breeze from SFO to the Delta. Lows are in the 40s and 50s. Some pockets of thick fog are being reported around the Bay so be careful. Fog will slowly ...

Tuesday Weather Forecast: Fog along the coast

A few patches of thick fog have returned to parts of the coast and City. However, it’s not expecting to last too long. Not as nice along the coast today as it was on Monday but this afternoon will be still be mild to warm. Away from the coast, it’s ...

Monday Weather Forecast: Warm weather continues

Monday's weather started off clear and cool to mild, with ome 40s but lots of 50s with a few locations in San Francisco between 55 and 59 warm degrees. The coast is clear, so it won't take long to start warming up. Beautiful day along the coast with upper 60s ...

Overnight storm hammers the Bay Area

A winter storm rolled through the Bay Area overnight bringing with it thunder, lightning and heavy downpours, forecasters said. KTVU meteorologist Steve Paulson said Danville got a third of inch of rain in just 10 minutes around 10:30 p.m. and lightning strikes were reported from Lake Berryessa to the East ...

 
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