Posted: Mar 13, 2014 3:52 PM
Updated: Mar 13, 2014 3:52 PM
Robert Gauthreaux is a weekend and fill-in meteorologist for WBRZ. He also updates Channel 18, builds weather graphics and covers breaking weather events. He joined the Channel 2 News team in March of 2014.
Robert was born in New Orleans and grew up in Mandeville, Louisiana. He then lived in Puyallup, Washington for 12 years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama in 2011. Robert is currently working on his Master's Degree in Geography at LSU under the Louisiana State Climatologist.
Robert served as a Graduate Research Assistant for NOAA's Southern Regional Climate Center at LSU, and was Chief Meteorologist for TigerTV and KSLU Radio, where he reported live from Houma, Louisiana during the landfall of Hurricane Isaac. He was also the Weekend Meteorologist/Multimedia Reporter for KALB-TV in Alexandria.
Robert has been a fan of the weather since he was very young. His first introduction to the science was during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Robert grew up watching Meteorologist Nash Roberts keep the city of New Orleans calm in a times of despair. He remains one of Robert's greatest heroes. In high school, Robert and a fellow student created the first live news program, where he volunteered to present the weather. That's when he knew he was destined to become a broadcast meteorologist.
Robert currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He loves being in his home state with his family and friends, and being a short drive to LSU. Robert is an Eagle Scout and his hobbies include playing water polo, traveling, road trips, playing the saxophone, cooking, practicing his American Sign Language and Español. He's also a huge Disney fan, enjoys an occasional night out dancing, and you may see him at local trivia nights.
Robert has always said, "Geaux Tigers and Who Dat?!" When it comes to baseball, he's an avid Seattle Mariners fan.