Jeff Ranieri is NBC Bay Area’s Chief Meteorologist, and appears on NBC Bay Area News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
While forecasting the complex microclimates of the Bay Area is one of Jeff's main passions. He's also become well-known for his personality driven live remote forecasts from events and locations all over the Bay Area.
A few notables…Golfing on Pebble Beach, sliding on the ice with Kristi Yamaguchi & even riding a bull on live television. He also managed to turn sports into weather while covering the San Francisco Giants 2010 quest for the World Series Championship.
After joining NBC Bay Area, Jeff has also continued contributing to NBC Network coverage which included the tsunami warning for the entire West Coast and was also brought to the East Coast to track Hurricane Irene.
Before joining NBC Bay Area, Jeff was based in New York City with NBC News, where he worked as a correspondent for NBC News & MSNBC and served as the Weekend Today Show meteorologist. He has covered a wide range of major weather events from the studio and from the field, including Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi and historic Midwest flooding. Jeff also traveled to Torino and Beijing to cover the 2006 and 2008 Olympic Games.
Prior to joining NBC Network in 2004, Jeff was a forecaster at KCRA-TV in Sacramento and has also worked in Oregon and Florida as a meteorologist.
Photo: Jeff Ranieri "Live Around the Bay" at Livermore Wine Country Festival, during 100° heat!