Grant Tosterud joins KRQE News 13 as a meteorologist and is excited to make New Mexico home. You can catch him at noon, Monday through Thursday, and in the evenings on Friday.
Grant comes from Abilene, Texas, where he spent over two years at KTAB/KRBC. During his time there, he forecast and covered the extremes of Texas weather, including floods, droughts, heatwaves, ice, snow and of course, severe weather. Grant was on air during an early morning tornado outbreak in May of 2019, during which multiple tornadoes touched down across his viewing area, including a powerful EF-4 tornado and an EF-1 tornado that touched down just half a mile from the TV station, impacting the community of Abilene.
Grant grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. Always fascinated by weather, he realized he wanted to go into broadcast meteorology in high school while interning at a local TV station. Grant graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in meteorology and minored in broadcast meteorology. While at OU, he was a student meteorologist for a student-run newscast and interned in Oklahoma City. He also storm chased, seeing his first tornado living in Oklahoma. Grant also worked for the National Weather Association, a non-profit professional organization of thousands of meteorologists from across the nation.
Grant is excited to explore the beautiful state of New Mexico. He is ready for the challenge this large state brings in forecasting the weather. Feel free to say hi to him if you see him out and about, as Grant likes to be outdoors exploring and finding new places to eat and drink.