Rob Satkus has had a life-long fascination with weather - especially severe weather, enhanced by a close encounter with a tornado in Tulsa on June 8, 1974.
He began his storm chasing "career" in 1985, strictly as a hobby. Since then, Rob has seen over 100 tornadoes, experienced 100+mph winds and softball sized hail. In 1993, the opportunity arose to become a StormTracker for NEWS 9 and he has been here ever since.
From 1993 to 2000, Rob chased with Val Castor and from 2001 through the present he has been chasing with Tom Pastrano. Rob has also been working with Val at Castor Weather Inc., a meteorological consulting service, since 1995.
Rob's outside interests include photography, soccer, fantasy football, disc golf, billiards, music and napping.
Oklahoma native, Amy Castor was raised in the southwestern town of Mangum where her love of weather began. The wide open plains offered much in the way of viewing storms and her love for severe weather started at a very young age. More >>
Val Castor is NEWS 9's senior StormTracker. He joined NEWS 9 in the spring of 1991 and was the first StormTracker hired by the station. He has chased storms for NEWS 9 for the past 15 years, and as you might expect, has seen some of the most extreme weather imaginable.More >>
Marty Logan has been with NEWS 9 since March 1993 when he answered an ad in the Woodward Newspaper for a StormTracker in NW Oklahoma. Marty enjoys letting the public know about storms, be it tornadoes,More >>
Originally from England, as a young age James was fascinated with storms, and as he grew up, wanted to learn more and more about them. Eventually at the age of 18, he attended the University of Oklahoma to study meteorology.More >>
Originally from England, as a young age James was fascinated with storms, and as he grew up, wanted to learn more and more about them. Eventually at the age of 18, he attended the University of OklahomaMore >>
Tom Pastrano's fascination with weather began in the first grade. He would draw pictures of storms and tornadoes, so much that his teachers thought he might be having problems at home. By the time TomMore >>
Bobby Payne, "Tornado Magnet," began his affiliation with NEWS 9 as a StormTracker with the June 8, 1995 mile-wide tornadoes near the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle border. Since that time he has fearlesslyMore >>
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