Ashton Altieri is the Meteorologist for WFAA’s popular weekend newscasts at 6:00 and 10:00 on Saturdays and 5:30 and 10:00 on Sundays. He joined the WFAA team in 2013 after working in Sacramento and Denver.
Originally from New Jersey, Ashton spent most of his childhood in Michigan where he became an Eagle Scout. He continues to be active in Scouting and Ashton credits his passion for weather to earning the weather merit badge when he was young. An unforgettable encounter with a nearby tornado while on a camping trip sealed his interest in the subject.
Ashton studied Meteorology and Broadcasting at Central Michigan University, receiving a B.S. in 2002. He then moved to rural Mississippi and earned a M.S. in Geosciences from Mississippi State University in 2004. While in college, he worked at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan and WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi.
His education and on-air work has earned him the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society. He also holds the Television Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
Each year Ashton visits many schools in north Texas to speak with students about weather and the importance of studying math and science.
A life-long Michigan Wolverines fan, Ashton enjoys running, playing sand volleyball, and traveling to mountainous regions to ski and snowboard. He lives in Irving with his wife Jennifer and is excited to root for the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavs, and Stars!