John Scalzi

John Scalzi, an award winning Meteorologist, joined ABC 7 in December of 1995. He currently delivers his Suncoast forecast weekday mornings on ABC 7 Good Morning Suncoast and ABC 7 News at Noon. A native of Tacoma, Washington, Scalzi spent his formative years in Cleveland and his teens in St. Petersburg, attending Seminole High School. Following graduation, Scalzi pursued his two biggest passions: Meteorology and Theater. His early theatrical studies took place in the United States at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and then abroad at Mountainview School of Theater in London. Following a variety of theater and television work, including the role of magician in Captain Kangaroo, Scalzi's career took its meteorological turn. He received his undergraduate degree in Meteorology at the City University of New York, and immediately began working as a Meteorological Coordinator for WNYW's Good Day New York. Later, Scalzi became the Public Affairs Liaison for the National Weather Service in New York, while simultaneously teaching weather classes at the City College of New York. Scalzi went on to pursue his graduate degree in Meteorology from Florida State University, where he joined Tallahassee's WTXL-TV as the Weekend Meteorologist. At FSU John also taught Meteorology courses and conducted extensive research on Doppler Radar. Scalzi was delighted to have the opportunity to return home to Florida's west coast and to share his unique talent for reporting the weather while educating viewers at the same time. Says Scalzi, "I not only want to give viewers the information they need, I also want to share my passion for science with young viewers." Scalzi currently resides in Sarasota with his wife Linda. He enjoys gourmet cooking, woodworking, "surfing" the internet, and performing magic. ABC 7 Meteorologist John Scalzi has been designated a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society. You can watch John Scalzi weekdays on Good Morning Suncoast and ABC 7 News at Noon.

Recent Articles by John

  First Alert Weather: Cool front will arrive on Wedensday

  First Alert Weather: Beautiful Suncoast weather into next week

  First Alert Weather: Sunshine returns to the Suncoast

  First Alert Weather: Clouds give way to sunshine and warmer afternoon temperatures

  First Alert Weather: Steady rains on the Suncoast before overnight clearing

  First Alert Weather: A cooler, unsettled shift in the weather comes this weekend

  First Alert Weather:Cold start then much warmer by the afternoon

  First Alert Weather: Colder by this evening

  First Alert Weather: Morning showers as cold front moves past

  First Alert Weather: Another round of rain before sunny days and a possible cool down

  First Alert Weather: Good rain chances today

  First Alert Weather: Slightly cooler and less humid today before the rains tomorrow.

  First Alert Weather:Continued warm and mostly dry till next week

  First Alert Weather: More warm weather into the weekend then some changes

  First Alert Weather: After clouds and sprinkles a sunny warm day for the Suncoast

  First Alert Weather:After patchy fog we are again much warmer than average

  First Alert Weather: We are having a heat wave all week long

  First Alert Weather: Sunny skies and a rain free weekend in the forecast

  First Alert Weather: Morning rains then slow clearing on a cool and breezy Wednesday

  First Alert Weather: Building afternoon clouds with overnight rains