Tony Sadiku joined the FOX 13 team in November 2020 and is thrilled to be back in his home state. You can catch his forecasts on weekend mornings and his reports during the week.
Tony is a graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Journalism and Communications. He has also earned a master’s degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University. Tony has been awarded the Seal of Approval by the National Weather Association.
Tony previously worked at WSOC in Charlotte, NC. Before that, he worked at WFTX in Fort Myers, FL and WRUF in Gainesville. While in college, he interned at WJXT in Jacksonville.
In his career, Tony has covered many big weather events, including Hurricane Irma here in Florida. He has also chased tornadoes and flown with Hurricane Hunters into Hurricane Dorian while it was a borderline Category 5 storm battering the Bahamas.
While Tony enjoys the thrill of extreme weather, he is passionate about keeping people safe, making complex science easy to understand, and telling compelling stories.
When he's not talking weather, Tony enjoys exercising, playing his piano or bass guitar, and cheering on the Florida Gators!
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