Aaron Pickering joined the KOLD weather team in 2006. He anchors the weather segment at 5:30pm and 10pm during the weekends and fills in for the morning and chief meteorologist during the week. In addition to the on-air duties, Aaron works on the computer graphics and special projects.
Aaron is an Edward R. Murrow award winner for his work on "Monsoon Stories", a post-monsoon special put together after an especially violent and deadly series of Monsoon Storms. He has also been nominated three years in a row for a regional Emmy (2009, 2008, and 2007).
Before coming to Arizona, Aaron worked at KSBW-TV in Salinas, California where he forecasted for the central coast of California as the weekend meteorologist. While there, Aaron mastered the art of forecasting for micro-climates, marine fog, and managing a weather system. During the same time, he also worked as a freelance meteorologist for KTVU, the Fox affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Aaron grew up in St. Helens, Oregon, but attended San Jose State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in Meteorology. Although working in television now, Aaron's first passion was research meteorology and focused his research on air pollution and urban heat island effect. His senior thesis, "Development and splitting of thunderstorms due to the urban heat island effect" focused on modern understanding of the interaction between urban and boundary-layer meteorology.
After graduating, Aaron became a member of the American Meteorological Society and was the first meteorologist in Arizona to receive the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal.
Aaron is currently actively involved in generating computer graphics company wide (all of Raycom corp.) and bringing fun, interactive physics experiments into the classroom to get children excited about math and science.