Chuck Gaidica

Local 4 Director Of Meteorology

Although the weather always changes in Detroit, the man who gives you the forecasts on Local 4 remains the same. The familiar face of Chuck Gaidica brings you the latest Local4Casters info every weekday at 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on Local 4 News.

Chuck's worked as Director of Meteorology at WDIV since 1987. He's been voted the top weathercast in town year after year in the "Metro Times - Best of Detroit" edition and has won 3 Emmy awards.

Chuck says that doing the weather on NBC's "Today Show" ranks as Chuck's proudest professional accomplishments. Chuck is also proud of his inventions -- including the always popular "Cuddle Alert!"

Chuck is an adventurer. He has flown through the eye of a hurricane, chased and "caught" a tornado and been on several adventures.

Chuck accompanied Dr. Bob Ballard who discovered the Titanic on two 10-day expeditions. Chuck lived and broadcast from the Amazon jungle where he lived in the rain forest. He also spent 10-days in Hawaii and broadcast from the top of Mt. Kilauea. Chuck has also lived and studied in Israel and Jordan for nearly a month.

Even though Chuck is a private, instrument rated pilot, he says the best flying adventures have included the hurricane trip, aerobatic flying, flying a B-25 bomber over Pontiac and flying with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels to 20,000 feet in 20-seconds.

Chuck has been to The White House for a conference on climate change. He is a member of the National Weather Association and the recipient of the Silver Circle Award from the national Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Tidbits you might not know about Chuck:

  • He doodles by sketching cars.
  • He started out in college to be a doctor. I was enrolled in pre-med at Loyola University-Chicago. Nothing against doctors, I changed my mind. It worked out fine!
  • While working at CBS and NBC in New York, Chuck worked with anchors Diane Sawyer, Maria Shriver, Bob Shieffer, Phyllis George, Bill Curtis and others.
  • Chuck loves Girl Scout cookies, especially Thin Mints.
  • Chuck's favorite coffee is Tim Hortons

If you would like to contact Chuck you can email him at ChuckG@wdiv.com.

Other ways to contact Chuck:

Twitter: @Local4Casters

Facebook: Chuck Gaidica

CHUCK'S FAVORITE 4: 

Vacation spot: Harbor Springs

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite movie: The Usual Suspects

Favorite Song: Fantasy-Earth, Wind & Fire

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