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He joined WNBC in December 1995 from WTXF-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was the weekend meteorologist since January 1995. Before that, Cimino worked as a meteorologist in the Cincinnati, Ohio, television market and on the radio with Compu-Weather and Metro Weather Service. and WROC-TV in Rochester, New York.
On September 20, 2004, Cimino was part of an incident in which he had to give a weather report dressed in a New York Yankees baseball costume[clarification needed] (he is a lifelong New York Mets baseball fan). The idea came after Cimino lost a bet to his eleven-year-old neighbor  in which the Mets would have to win at least seventy-five games; the Mets were unsuccessful. The report ended with Cimino's colleague, sportscaster Otis Livingston, interrupting while dressed as the Mr. Met mascot, "beating up" Cimino.
When he fills in for Al Roker on the Today Show, His quote to go to the local weather update is, "That was the look of the National Weather, Now here is your Local Forecast."
- "Chris Cimino". NBCNewYork.com. July 28, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2011.