Mike Nicco Leaving KGO to Join KSHB in Kansas City as Chief Meteorologist

By Kevin Eck 

Mike Nicco has been named chief meteorologist at Kansas City, Mo., NBC affiliate KSHB.

Nicco comes from the ABC owned San Francisco station KGO and replaces Gary Lezak, who is retiring on December 1.

“Following a several-months long, nationwide search, we are excited to welcome Mike back home,” KSHB-KMCI vice president and general manager Kathleen Choal said. “As a weather and climate expert, Mike brings such a wealth of knowledge to our team that I know will help our community navigate all types of weather that frequently targets our region.”


Nicco was born in Leavenworth, Kansas and raised in Missouri. He received his degree in atmospheric science from the University of Kansas.

Before joining KGO in 2007, Nicco worked at KTBS in Shreveport, La., KARK in Little Rock, Ark., WBTV in Charlotte, N.C. and KMSP in Minneapolis.

His first day on the air at KSHB will be at the end of November.