Steve MacLaughlin is an Emmy® Award winning meteorologist. He joined NBC 6 in February of 2017 as a meteorologist and climate change reporter.
His career began as an intern for NBC 4 in New York City. MacLaughlin was later hired as a weather producer for NBC 4 and for NBC's "Today" show, where he worked with his mentor, Al Roker.
After college, MacLaughlin worked for NBC 12 in Richmond, Virginia, then became Chief Meteorologist at WPHL in Philadelphia. From there, he spent six years at KXAS, the NBC-owned station in Dallas, Texas. MacLaughlin has had the opportunity to fill in at CNBC, MSNBC, The Weather Channel and PIX 11 in New York City.
MacLaughlin has won five Emmy® awards; his most recent wins were in 2021 for “Best Weathercast” and in 2019 for “Outstanding Weathercaster”. He has been nominated a total of sixteen times. He has also won an Associated Press Award for “Best Weathercaster”.
Graduating with honors from Rutgers University in New Jersey, MacLaughlin has a degree in meteorology and a double major in broadcast journalism. He is also a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist through the American Meteorological Society.
MacLaughlin is a proud advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. In 2021, he had the honor of hosting the annual galas for The Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, Latinos Salud and Equality Florida. He was Grand Marshal for the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade and has been invited back for the 2022 parade.
A vegan and animal rights advocate, MacLaughlin also leads the station’s coverage of “Clear the Shelters” throughout the year. Outside of work, MacLaughlin’s passion is music. He is a guitarist, drummer, singer and songwriter.