Joel Barnes

Born in Omaha Nebraska, Joel moved to Colorado while in his teens. He started as the Morning/Noon meteorologist at a Colorado news station in 2003, and within a year was promoted to the chief position.

In 2015 Joel landed a position as a lead meteorologist with WeatherNation, a nationally broadcasted network out of the Denver area, until his move to KYTX CBS19 in December 2017.

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Joel graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and a minor in Speech Communications. While in college, Joel interned at KMGH News in Denver and was an avid storm chaser.

Oh, and Joel is a football fanatic! He was an all-state football player in high school and excelled in athletics and mathematics. He also did a weekly fantasy football weather forecast for the Fantasy Sports Network as well. Watch one of his segments here.

You can reach Joel by email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.