Chris Potter joined CP24 2008 as a Meteorologist. Potter can be seen updating viewers with all their weather details Monday to Friday during the late afternoon and evening. Whether it is fair or stormy weather, he will give you what you need to know to get you through the day. Hopefully teaching you something and having a little fun along the way.
Potter has 10 years of experience forecasting the weather across Canada and the GTA. Prior to his position at CP24, he started with The Weather Network in 2004 where he served as a briefing and forecasting meteorologist. In 2007, he began his broadcast career with CityTV before coming to CP24.
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia; he’s a graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Physics and a Diploma in Meteorology.
While studying meteorology, two significant weather events impacted Nova Scotia and reinforced his love for weather and his chosen career path. During the February blizzard of 2004 known as ‘White Juan,’ he was stranded at the Halifax International Airport for two days when the entire city was shut down and covered in a meter of snow. Just months before, ‘Hurricane Juan’ knocked out the power to his family home for an entire week and trees were knocked down by strong winds. This only left one Tim Horton's open in the city, and people's love of coffee was displayed by the hour long wait for a double, double. And yes, he was one of these folks.
Chris lost his mother to cancer back in 2008 and as a result, focuses a lot of attention to cancer awareness and research. You can see him sporting a moustache in November while participating in Movember and sweating while doing the run for the cure. It is also very special for him to work with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation twice a year and hear all the battles that were won.
Potter lives in Barrie and spends his off time outside of the house. Whether it’s camping, hiking, skiing, playing with his crazy border collie or golfing – as long as it’s in the fresh air, that’s where he would rather be. He has yet to score a hole in one but has no problem attempting it numerous times during the season.