November 5, 1953 |
|Occupation||Chief weather anchor of KOMO-TV|
|Known for||Weatherman of KOMO-TV and 80-time Substitute Weatherman on Good Morning America|
Steve Pool (born November 5, 1953) is the principal weather anchor for KOMO-TV in Seattle, having joined the station as an intern while attending the University of Washington. He joined in 1977 as KOMO's principal science reporter, in addition to serving as weekend news anchor and weather forecaster.
In 1984, he became KOMO's primary weather forecaster after the retirement of longtime KOMO weather anchor Ray Ramsey. That same year, he began hosting a program on KOMO-TV titled "Front Runners" which aired every Saturday at 7:30PM on KOMO. The show would soon pick up nationwide syndication and featured the stories of people who beat all odds or had a unique talent, etc. Memorable segments of Front Runners include a look behind the scenes at the world of Bill Nye the Science Guy and a look at the career of fellow KOMO colleague Kathi Goertzen, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour at KOMO. Front Runners was produced by Ken Morrison and won many awards in its run, including scores of Emmy Awards. The show ended in 1996.
KOMO News anchors Dan Lewis, Kathi Goertzen, and Pool had the third longest-running tenure out of any news team in America, having worked together at KOMO-TV from 1987 until 2009.
He has won thirteen (13) Emmy Awards during his career to date and made more than 80 appearances  as a guest weather talent on the television show Good Morning America.
Additionally, he is the author of a book about weather and its forecasting, titled "Somewhere, I Was Right."
During the 1990s, Pool hosted a video series titled I Wanna Be...(astronaut, construction worker, pilot, TV news reporter, ship captain, etc).  This series is now part of the "Little Steps" DVD series.
In 1992 Pool interviewed a young Bruno Mars, who was then doing an Elvis impersonation show.
- Steve Pool at the Internet Movie Database
- Bio page for Steve Pool at KOMO-TV's website
- Steve Pool's personal website