Grant Tosterud is the Chief Meteorologist for KRQE News 13.
Grant moved to New Mexico in 2019 when he joined KRQE as the Noon Meteorologist. Grant was officially promoted to Chief Meteorologist in 2022. He has covered many winter storms, monsoons, and severe weather events, but the most impactful weather events to him were in 2022 when New Mexico experienced its worst wildfire season on record, followed by a historically wet monsoon and catastrophic flash flooding.
Previous to New Mexico, Grant worked as a meteorologist at KTAB and KRBC in Abilene, Texas, where he covered tornado outbreaks and ice storms. One of his most memorable early career moments was being on-air early one morning as a tornado touched down blocks away from the TV station. He stayed on the air warning people of the tornado until the power went out and he needed to seek shelter.
Grant was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, where his passion for meteorology began at a young age. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
While not working or keeping his eye on the sky, Grant enjoys travelling, staying active, and being outdoors. He spends a lot of his time hiking in the Sandias, walking the bosque in Albuquerque, and exploring our beautiful state. You can also find him out trying new restaurants or breweries around town.
Grant is proud to call New Mexico home.