Gino Recchia joined NBC26 as a meteorologist in December 2017
Gino came into the industry in January of 2015, hired as the weekend meteorologist at KQDS FOX 21 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in January 2016 and carried that role through December 2017.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Gino grew up throughout most of his life in the Windy City. Coming from a first generation background, with his father from Italy, and his mother from Poland, Gino wanted to do something special in his life.
Ever since 4th grade, he has been passionate about weather, and especially about snowfall. His favorite type of weather to forecast is winter weather and it all originated from the excitement of having a snow day.
Gino studied Atmospheric Science at Purdue University and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in May, 2014. Coming from Duluth to the Green Bay area is a great enjoyment for Gino as he brings his knowledge about the Great Lakes influence of local weather.
Favorite thing about Northeast Wisconsin: I’ve grown up in the Midwest, and what I love about this area are the four seasons. There is always something for you to do whether it’s playing tennis during the summer, or hiking through state parks during the winter.
Favorite sports team: My favorite sport is hockey. I am a big Chicago Blackhawks fan.
Favorite movie: The Perfect Storm
Favorite vacation spot: My favorite place to go to is Poland. I still have family there and I speak the language. Also, you can’t beat some of the great food they have!
Something most people don't know about me: Before my interest in meteorology, I was in love with aviation. It all stemmed from growing up near O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and seeing planes on approach to the airport.
A cause I'm passionate about: I am very big on reducing our impact on the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. The more we can reuse and recycle, the more we can save on our resources and reduce the impact on our planet.
Best part about my job: Mother Nature always manages to keep me on my toes. The weather can be very unpredictable and I love taking on the challenge.