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Efren Afante

Birthday: January 26, ()

HomeTown: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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Efren Afante is a chief meteorologist at WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been with WLTX-TV since May 2015. Born on January 26, , Efren Afante hails from Columbia, United States. As in 2024, Efren Afante's age is N/A. Discover below for comprehensive details about Efren Afante, including the biography, wiki profile, age, date of birth, family background, relationship status, interesting facts, photographs, lesser-known facts, and more.

Efren Afante Profile:

Stage NameEfren Afante
Real NameEfren Afante
BirthdayJanuary 26,
Zodiac SignVirgo
BirthplaceColumbia, United States
HometownColumbia, South Carolina, United States

Efren Afante Family and Personal Life

  • Efren Afante‘ father’s name is Not Available and Efren Afante‘ mother’s name is Not Available.
  • Personal Life: Afante is highly private and has not revealed any details about his relationships. There are no speculations about him having any previous relationships. In his spare time, he enjoys sipping coffee, hanging out with friends, and playing hockey.

Efren Afante Trivia and Facts

  • Efren Afante was born in Columbia, United States.
  • Efren Afante’s birth sign is Virgo.
  • Who is Efren Afante? Efren Afante is the head meteorologist for WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina. He’s been at WLTX-TV since May 2015.
  • Physical Appearance: Afante is approximately 6 feet 0 inches tall.
  • Education: Afante graduated from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and a minor in Meteorology. At OU, he was an undergraduate meteorology research assistant and participated in the Geography and Environmental Sustainability Club. He also graduated from Oklahoma City Community College in 2010 with an Associate of Science in Engineering Physics. At OCCC, he was a tutor, laboratory assistant, and mathematics supplemental instructor, and was active in the Engineering Club.
  • Current Role at WLTX 19 News: Efren Afante is the chief meteorologist at WLTX 19 News, a position he has held since 2019. He specializes in forecasting severe weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and floods.
  • Previous Experience at WLTX: From 2015 to 2019, Afante worked as a broadcast meteorologist at WLTX-TV, providing weather forecasts from Monday to Friday, both in the noons and mornings.
  • Earlier Career at WJTV:Before joining WLTX-TV, he was a broadcast meteorologist at WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi, for two years, from 2013 to 2015.
  • Internship Experience: During college, Afante interned at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma for six months, from January 2013 to June 2013, contributing to weather forecasts. He also interned at Drewry Broadcasting Group in Lawton, Oklahoma, for three months, from June 2009 to August 2009.
  • Research Projects in College: At the University of Oklahoma, he was an Undergraduate Research Assistant working on projects such as the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) Project in 2012 and the Verification Of Rotation of Tornadoes Experiment 2 (VORTEX2) in 2010. He conducted extensive research on lightning detection, tornadoes, hurricanes, and severe storms, which added valuable experience to his career.
  • Significant Weather Coverage: Afante has extensive experience in forecasting severe and winter weather at WLTX. Notable events he covered include the two strongest tornadoes in Oklahoma in May 2013, the historic South Carolina floods in October 2015, and the tornado outbreak in the central United States in April 2014.

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