Thursday, June 21, 2012

Craig Eliot, Meteorologist, Brain Injury Survivor


Craig Eliot, Meteorologist, Brain Injury Survivor

Craig Eliot is currently the morning/noon meteorologist at KOAA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado. Originally from Seattle, Craig came to KOAA-TV in December of 1995.  During his free time, Craig spends countless hours speaking to children and civic groups about the weather.
He also directs the station’s community outreach program and conducts tours of the station. When he is not working, Craig enjoys traveling, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing and cooking.
Personally, Craig has had at least three head injuries; the one most severe was on April 16th 2010. He was in ICU for a short time, as symptoms got worse.
He has a brother-in-law that is a TBI survivor, who was in a coma, had to learn how to walk, talk, eat, write….everything from scratch. Doctors said he would never do anything of those things again. Really a miracle!
Also Craig’s father-in-law and uncle have had a brain injuries.
Craig is happy to correspond with folks via his e-mail (celiot@koaa.com) or Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/KOAA), about his experiences with brain injuries.  He and his family plan on hiking the Pikes Peak Challenge again this year to show their support of The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado.
BIO: Craig Eliot is currently the morning/noon meteorologist at KOAA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Craig came to KOAA-TV in December of 1995. He started in weather working for CBS in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. He completed his certification in Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Prior to that he received his undergraduate degree in Radio/Television and Film from the University of North Texas. During his free time, Craig spends countless hours speaking to children and civic groups about the weather. He also directs the station’s community outreach program and conducts tours of the station. He is a board member for several different non-profit organizations and donates many of his weekends to causes ranging from the MDA to the Humane Society. When he is not working, Craig enjoys traveling, mountain biking, backpacking, skiing and cooking. Craig says, “For me, and my interests in weather, Colorado is an amazing place to live and work!”

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy your weathercast. I was just reading the bios on the website and saw that you are also from Seattle. Miss the water, but do like the weather better here.

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