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Andy Avalos appears on NBC5 News Today's weekday morning newscasts from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
In 1997, Avalos won an Emmy for his work on a special "The StormTrackers." He is also a member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association and he holds the AMS Seal.
Avalos returned to the NBC5 weather team in June 2003, after a hiatus during which he worked as owner and operator of the Pancake Cafe in Lemont, Ill.
In 2004, Avalos won the "media person" of the year award given by the humane society.
He has more than 25 years of weather experience at NBC5 and previously at WLS-TV, where he worked as weekend forecaster from 1984 to 1994. Avalos also anchored weather reports on weekday mornings on FM-100.
From 1982 to 1984, Avalos served as forecaster for KMGH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver, CO. Prior to that, he worked for 4 years as a forecaster at KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs.
Simultaneously, from 1979 and 1982, Avalos worked in his hometown of Pueblo, CO as a radio announcer and sales AE for KDZA-AM/FM. He began his broadcast career in 1977 at KPUB-AM/FM, a country radio station in Pueblo.