Highly caffeinated, highly energized, highly enthused. Steve Fundaro is the newest addition to the WAVY Weather team, where he’ll strive to bring an upbeat, positive attitude to forecasting and storytelling.
More often than not you’ll find him using his Italian roots to make weather, and science, relatable. His forecasts usually come with a side of Frank Sinatra & a hot cup of espresso.
Born and raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, Steve comes from a big ol’ Italian family. The kind where dinner is always the most important thing of the day.
It was either the summer thunderstorms, where Steve and his Grandpa Joe would watch from the front porch, or Bill Paxton in the movie Twister that sparked an interest in the weather.
After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology from Penn State, Steve spent a few years on the Central Coast of California, caught the surfing bug hard and then took a journey back east to Jacksonville, Florida.
Now, Steve is thrilled to see everything the Hampton Roads area has to offer.
His partner in crime, Sara, is a Naval officer working at the Fleet Weather Center; their dinner conversations have a heavy focus on meteorology and oceanography.
Outside of the weather center, you’ll find Steve in the kitchen, cooking up some of his Grandma Sadie’s recipes, paddling out in the waves, or sitting back with his guitar and a few Jimi Hendrix vinyls.