KTSM’s Monica Cortez has been named the best meteorologist in El Paso, according to The City Magazine.
The annual Best in Our City awards were announced on the magazine’s website Friday.
The award comes a week after Cortez was named KTSM’s new Chief Meteorologist.
Thank you thank you thank you!!! Because of you, I was voted Best Meteorologist of 2018 for the #CityMagazine ❤️❤️❤️ I can’t thank you enough!! pic.twitter.com/TkYmGCxXuh— Monica Cortez (@MonicaKTSM) December 14, 2018
Cortez, an El Paso native, has been with KTSM for five years, starting as a part-time reporter and working her way up to leading the weather team.
KTSM’s Tatiana Favela came in second for Best Reporter and Colin Deaver came in third for Best Sports Reporter.
“It means a lot that the El Paso community would give me this honor after being in El Paso for only a short time,” Deaver said. “I look forward to continuing to report on this great community and continue to earn the trust fo the Sun City.”