BUFFALO, N.Y. — Carl Lam is a meteorologist with WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y.
He joined Storm Team 2 in 2016 as a fill-in weather anchor and has been part of the team ever since.
A lifelong Western New Yorker, he grew up in Hamburg, right along the lake, and savored all the lake effect snow events that typically roll through the Buffalo Southtowns.
He attended SUNY Fredonia and graduated in 2014 with dual degrees in Music, Journalism, and Audio/Radio Production. He then went on to pursue two graduate degrees at the University at Buffalo in Higher Education Administration and Music Performance in 2016 and 2018, respectively. He earned his broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University in 2018 and is currently pursuing his MBA at the University at Buffalo. He is an endorsed weathercaster by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.
Carl has covered the weather across in multiple regions, states, and countries. He had two stints in Rochester as a fill-in meteorologist. The first, in 2019, was with WROC-TV and then from 2020 to 2021, he worked at WHEC-TV. He has also served as a fill-in meteorologist for sister TEGNA stations including WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. Carl also continues to work as a meteorologist for CityNews 680 in Toronto, Ontario, and provides additional weather coverage as needed for Calgary, Vancouver, and Halifax.
He started his broadcasting career as a reporting intern at WBEN-AM in 2012 and was a two-time intern at WGRZ-TV, first in news in 2013 and then in weather in 2014. He also worked as a fill-in traffic reporter with the NFTA from 2014 to 2019.
Outside of forecasting, Carl works in higher education and has taught in various communication and journalism programs including at SUNY Fredonia, the University at Buffalo, and the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. He also is a classically trained violinist and has been playing for 25 years. He currently plays with the Erie Philharmonic and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.