Rick Mitchell

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell joined NBC 5 in August 2012 and can be seen weekdays on NBC 5 First at Four and NBC 5 News at 10 p.m.

Prior to NBC 5, Mitchell had been chief meteorologist at KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, OK, since 1994.

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While there he was responsible for providing coverage of some of the most intense storms including several tornado outbreaks, flooding, blizzards and wildfires. Before that, he forecasted weather at WOI-TV in Des Moines, IA, and at AccuWeather based in State College, PA.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in meteorology from the University of Nebraska, and has also received the CBM seal from the American Meteorological Society.

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He has been recognized for his severe weather forecasting experiences from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press. Mitchell’s team of meteorologists at KOCO-TV was also recognized by then Oklahoma governor, Frank Keating, for their exceptional work covering EF-5 tornado in May 1999 in Oklahoma City.

Rick and his wife have been married for more than 25 years and have a daughter and a son.

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