Meteorologist: Chita Johnson

Meteorologist: Chita Johnson

Meteorologist: Chita Johnson

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by Michelle Homer

khou.com

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 28 at 6:26 PM

Chita Johnson has joined KHOU 11 News as meteorologist for our new 4 p.m. newscast with anchor Len Cannon.

She comes to Houston from KRCR in Redding, California where she was named Best Media Personality for the past two years.

"I already feel so welcomed here by the friendly people. I can tell that I’m going to love it," Chita said her first week on the job. "However, I don’t think my hair loves the humidity."

Chita has received her AMS Seal of Approval and her National Weather Association Seal of Approval and is a member of both organizations.

"I’m excited to face the challenges that the tropical season may provide," she said.

The Knoxville, Tennessee native attended Arizona State University and Mississippi State University.

Her parents and brother now live in Southern California and Chita says they’re looking forward to visiting her in Houston.

She has one member of her family already here: a miniature schnauzer named Doppler. "She is my love."

Chita also loves to play tennis and golf and is looking forward to being able to play all year round thanks to Houston’s warm weather. The avid traveler has been skydiving over the Swiss Alps, river rafting down the Ocoee River and rock climbing in Hume Lake.

In case you were wondering, Chita—pronounced Cheetah—is a family name. In fact, there are five generations of mother-daughter Chitas in her family.

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