Cody Gottschalk

Meteorologist Cody Gottschalk is our fill in meteorologist and resident storm chaser. During tornado season you’ll see Cody chasing severe weather in KLTV’s own Storm Tracker vehicle, mounted with Doppler Radar and all the weather tools needed to keep East Texas safe and informed. Cody is a native Texan, moving from Mesquite to Grand Saline in 2000. There, his love for science and music would blossom into lifetime passions. During November of 2011, Cody started his news career at KLTV as a part time camera op. Slowly learning the ins and outs of the production department, Cody eventually became a newscast director and even dabbled in some small management duties before realizing his true calling was on the weather wall. While working at the station full time, Cody would attend Mississippi State University online and graduate as a Broadcast Meteorologist in August of 2016. Cody has tracked numerous tornadoes and has seen two in person, along with witnessing a funnel cloud track right over his house. During his honeymoon, Hurricane Hermine tracked through Florida, leaving Cody and his wife stuck in their hotel. Normally that would ruin a good part of a honeymoon but he'll tell you he's just a weather magnet with a big smile on his face. Cody is married to his wife, Brianna, and together they have two daughters, Sera and Ava. If Cody isn't at the station or chasing severe weather, he's probably at home playing games or watching movies with his girls.

Recent Articles by Cody

New Years Eve Forecast: Rain early with clearing skies by afternoon. Highs around 60 degrees

Friday’s Weather: Chilly start. Sunny skies will warm temperatures into the mid to upper 50s

Monday’s Weather: Chilly start. Sunny skies will warm temps into the low 60s. Clouds increase this afternoon

Friday’s Weather: Sunny with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s

Thursday’s Weather: Windy with clearing skies by afternoon. Highs in the mid-50s

Friday’s weather: Rain and windy with highs in the upper 40s

First Alert Weather Day for Thursday Afternoon/Evening

Thursday’s weather: Showers and thundershowers, highs in upper 50s lower 60s

Wednesday’s Weather: Mostly cloudy with highs in the 60s

First Alert remains in effect for Friday afternoon, night

First Alert Weather Day: Mostly cloudy and warm. Chance of strong storms late afternoon, overnight

First Alert Weather Day issued for Friday Night/ Saturday Morning

Thursday’s Weather: Warm and breezy with a slight chance of rain. Highs in the mid 70s

Wednesday’s Weather: Windy and warmer. Highs in the upper 60s

Friday’s Weather: Cloudy with rain chances increasing into the evening hours. Highs in the low 60s

Thursday’s Weather: Cloudy with drizzle and a few light showers. Highs in the mid-60s

Friday’s Weather: Mostly sunny this morning with increasing cloud cover. 30% chance of showers this afternoon