Ricky Cody joined the Spectrum News team of weather experts in September 2020.

Ricky is an Indiana native who quickly fell in love with Texas. He developed a passion for weather at a young age. His fascination with snow and winter weather led him to a degree in meteorology from Valparaiso University.

Prior to Spectrum News 1, Ricky was the chief meteorologist for FOX West Texas in Abilene and San Angelo, Texas. While there, Ricky redeveloped the station’s weather team and branding, making the station the most watched station for weather. Ricky tracked tornadoes, flooding, and ice for an area the size of Ohio. His passion for weather storytelling and community involvement earned him his first Emmy win in 2019. Ricky also earned two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for his work on testing bodies of water in Ballinger, Texas after residents complained their drinking water was destroying their health.

Ricky’s coverage of the winter storm 2021 earned him his second Emmy win and his fourth nomination. Ricky was promoted to chief meteorologist in March 2023.

Ricky enjoys the changing weather in Texas and the challenges it poses to forecasting. Above everything else, he’s committed to keeping the viewers of Texas safe.

When he’s not forecasting, you can catch Ricky enjoying time outdoors, exploring restaurants, and getting involved with the community. You can follow him on all social media platforms @rcodytv or reach out via email at Ricky.Cody@charter.com.