Tammie Souza

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Tammie Souza[1] is a multiple Chicago/Midwest Emmy winning meteorologist,[2][3][4] working at WFLD in Chicago, Illinois.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Souza (Stage Name) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in San Diego, California.[5] She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from San Diego State University,[6] and received a degree from Mississippi State University's broadcast meteorology program.[6] She earned a pilot's license while in college.[5]

Broadcast career[edit]

Souza began her career as the morning and noon meteorologist at KHSL in Chico, California.[6] She then became chief meteorologist at WDJT in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Souza later moved to Chicago, where she worked six years at WMAQ,[5][6] and two years at WTSP in Tampa, Florida.[5][6][7] While at WMAQ, she was known for recruiting viewers to provide temperature and rainfall as "weather watchers", and for visiting of gradeschools with an interactive and educational weather presentation called Weather With Class.[5]

After the death of Dick Fletcher, WTSP's longtime chief meteorologist, Souza was hired to be the station's chief meteorologist.

Souza's sister, Patty, was a meteorologist for WTSP's sister station KXTV.[5] At one point, Tammie and Patty Souza were the only siblings in the United States who delivered weather on television.[6]

Souza is one of a handful of women nationwide that holds both the prestigious AMS/CBM Seal and the NWA Seal and sits on the boards of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.[5][8] After her leaving WTSP in 2011, Jim Van Fleet took over with the Chief Meteorologist name.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Presented to her by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Souza has 17 Emmy Nominations and six Emmy Awards,[2][3][4] including Best Weathercast, Best Weather and Science Report and for special Live Reporting, as well as a 1st Place award from the Associated Press for a report on Shipwreck Diving in Lake Michigan.[6] The National Association of Black Journalists recognized her with a nomination for her story about fugitive slave ships on Lake Michigan.[6]

Acting career[edit]

Prior to her career in broadcast meteorology, Souza had several small acting roles.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Double Deception Millie


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Freddy's Nightmares Mary Ann Episode: No More Mr. Nice Guy
1994 Ellen (TV series) Good-Looking Woman Episode: The Class Reunion


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