A proud native Texan, Rusty has been a student of weather science longer than any fellow broadcasters in our area. His broadcast career began in high school in his hometown of Victoria, Texas as a radio announcer.
After a decade working radio stations from Victoria to Corpus Christi, Rusty launched his television career and has since been the head of weather departments in Longview/Tyler, Lufkin/Nacogdoches and now for nearly 30 years - Central Texas!
Rusty's wife Ann is an instructional specialist for a local school district and they are the proud parents of a son, Will, who is a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. Ann and Rusty make their home in rural Falls County.
Rusty's community involvement has made him one of the most recognized and popular personalities in the area. He has actively served on the board of directors for the United Way and the American Red Cross.
For more than a quarter of a century, he has tirelessly spearheaded Project Tornado, a 16 county school weather safety program and is in constant demand speaking to tens of thousands of children throughout school districts around the area.
Each year, he serves as local Chairman for the U.S. Marine Corps’ "Toys For Tots" Christmas campaign.
Rusty is very active in the Masonic fraternity. In September of 2017 he was bestowed the 33rd degree by the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. In 2007, Rusty was installed as District Deputy Grand Master for The Grand Lodge of Texas. He is Past Master of Waco's Fidelis Masonic Lodge #1127.
His love and commitment to the community and especially its children are obvious to anyone who has watched him on News 10!