Sam Nichols

Chief Meteorologist

After retiring from a 32-year career coaching Women's Basketball, Sam returns to KTAB where he previously spent 13 years as a weekend weather anchor.  During his coaching career, Sam's teams won over 70% of their games and he was inducted into the Women's Basketball Coaches of America 600 Victory Club in 2005. Having grown up in Abilene, Sam attended McMurry University and has his Masters of Education Degree from Abilene Christian University. A people person, Sam enjoys studying the unpredictable West Texas weather and bringing it to you every weeknight. When not at work, Sam enjoys cooking, golf, and spending time with his wife, Sandy.

Sam's Fact File

First TV Appearance
Weekend Weather in 1990.

Hometown
Abilene, Texas

Favorite Story
Live interview with 9/11 survivor on September 11, 2007.

Memorable Interviews
Willie Nelson

Dream Job
NBA Coach

Siblings
Sister, Jan

Favorite KTAB Program
Criminal Minds

Hobbies
Hunting, Golf and Cooking

Hidden Talent
Cooking

Favorite Food
Bone-In Rib Eye Steak

Favorite Sports Team
UT Longhorns

Favorite Musician
Cas Haley and Eric Clapton

Favorite Author
Harlan Coben and Lee Child

Favorite Movie Star
Robert DeNiro


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