Tom Sorrells

Chief meteorologist

The most trusted chief meteorologist in Central Florida, Tom Sorrells is dedicated to bringing you accurate weather reports for your neighborhood.

Your safety is his top concern, that’s why he works hard to help you plan your day, stay safe from dangerous weather conditions, and keep you prepared for whatever weather comes your way.

This Emmy award winning meteorologist pinpoints storms and tracks them hour by hour as they make their way through Central Florida. During the Florida hurricanes of 2004, Tom started a segment called, “Talk Back to Tom,” where people from all over Central Florida phoned and got answers about the movement of dangerous storms and how to keep their family safe.

His work earned Local 6 the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for journalistic excellence in its coverage of Hurricane Charley, Frances, and Jeanne. In 2002, Tom received an Emmy Award for meteorology talent. This award highlights Tom’s ability to present and communicate weather forecasts in a way that people can easily understand and appreciate. While working in Ohio in 1995, The Associated Press also recognized Tom’s talents and honored him with the Best Weather Operating Award. His accurate and personable weathercasts, have earned Tom Sorrells the National Weather Association Seal of Approval and the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval.

Tom graduated from Western Kentucky University and received additional studies from Ohio State University. He has worked in markets across the United States including: Detroit, Columbus, and Myrtle Beach. When he’s not at the Weather Center tracking down storms, Tom enjoys spending time with his family in beautiful Central Florida. He’s not only a dedicated weatherman, but also a dedicated husband and father. On a nice day, Tom likes to take time to go fishing and ride his motorcycle.

Catch Tom weekdays on the 4pm,5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 7pm, and the 11pm newscasts. You can also follow Tom on Facebook and Twitter.

Favorite Restaurant: Local: The Palm, Out Of Town: The Rattlesnake Club (Detroit, MI) and Lindys (Columbus, OH)

Favorite Food: My mom's roast and my wife's meatloaf.

Favorite Genre Of Music: Rock, Country, and some Progressive

Favorite Musical Group: R.E.M, Jimmy Buffet, Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow, Counting Crows, and Uncle Kracker.

Favorite Book: Truman, by David McCullough, She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb, and anything by Pat Conroy

Favorite Web (of course!),, and

Favorite Sport: College Football and College Basketball Favorite Sports Team: Miami Dolphins, Detroit Redwings, OSU Buckeyes, UT Vols!

Favorite Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Casablanca, and The Graduate

Favorite TV Show: West Wing and The Sopranos

Favorite Actor/Actress: Dead: James Dean and Humphrey Bogart. Living: Kevin Spacey, Robert DeNiro, and Ashley Judd

Favorite Quote: "Don't die wondering."

Place You Would Love To Visit: Cuba, Greek Islands, and Japan

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