Monica Cortez is the Chief Meteorologist for KTSM 9 News.
Cortez was born and raised in the Sun City, and grew up wanting nothing more than to be part of the journalism field. From writing stories that involve the community to sharing her passion for meteorology with the rest of the community, Cortez found her niche in the KTSM 9 News Family. After graduating from El Dorado High School, she pursued her dreams of being a journalist a few miles away from home, New Mexico State University.
During college, she studied broadcasting and completed internships with television stations in El Paso. She graduated from NMSU with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts.
The opportunity to write feature stories about the community, while keeping an eye on El Paso’s weather came true for Cortez.
Cortez graduated from Mississippi State, earning her Meteorology seal.
In the short time she’s been Chief Meteorologist for KTSM, she created two brands, Weather Watchers and Weather Warriors, that allow the community to be part of the Weather Authority team.
On top of creating new brands for the station, she put together the city’s first-ever Weather Fest, where students competed to win the Ultimate Warrior Award.
This earned her the city’s very first Weather Ambassador Award.
For the last three years, Monica Cortez has won the city’s Best of the Best award.
Make sure to follow Monica on Twitter and Facebook for the latest El Paso weather updates