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: A cool week ahead with multiple cold fronts

First Alert Weather: Average temps returning as storms approach on Sunday

First Alert Weather: Cold again tonight before the warm-up starts

First Alert Weather:Two cool days then a warm-up before the storms

First Alert Weather: Below average temperatures this week

First Alert Weather: Warm up starts today

First Alert Weather: Even cooler tonight before the warm up starts

First Alert Weather: Wind chills in the 30s are on the way

First Alert Weather: Get ready for temps in the 40s!

First Alert Weather:Tranquil weather for this workweek

First Alert Weather: Foggy start then late day showers

First Alert Weather: A few more clouds today before tomorrow’s rains

First Alert Weather: Warm and humid with patchy fog

First Alert Weather: Dense Fog Advisory till 10:00AM

First Alert Weather: Warm and dry with sunny skies to start the New Year

First Alert Weather: Dry and mild weather to end the year

First Alert Weather: Mostly cloudy skies with a shower or two possible.

First Alert Weather: More clouds with a Friday cold front

First Alert Weather: Several sunny days before the storms

First Alert Weather: Strong storms possible on the Suncoast Friday