Eric Braate is the executive producer of weather at Local 2.
He's no stranger to Texas weather. He first worked at Local 2 as a weekend meteorologist in 2007 and 2008 before joining sister station WDIV in Detroit as weekday morning meteorologist. He returned to Local 2 in 2011 and is very happy to be back in Houston.
Eric career path has been an interesting one. He grew up in Grand Rapids, Mich., and earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan -- Ann Arbor. After working several years as an engineer for FMC Corporation and General Electric, he decided to pursue his passion for meteorology. He earned a master's degree in geoscience, with a meteorology focus, from Mississippi State University and hasn't looked back.
Eric worked at WXVT-TV in Greenville, Miss., WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fl., and WITI-TV in Milwaukee, Wis., before joining Local 2.
When he's not at work, Eric enjoys being active outside. An avid runner and biker, he has completed several marathons and triathlons. His favorite places to run are Hermann Park, Rice University and Memorial Park. Eric also enjoys travel, reading, cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.
Most days, Eric works behind the camera, but every once in awhile you can catch him filling on on various newscasts for other meteorologists on the Local 2 Severe Weather Team.
Want to get in touch with Eric? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.