Craig Herrera grew up in the Pojoaque Valley, about eight miles north of Santa Fe, N.M., where he loved to sit outside and watch the clouds, the monsoon, the snow storms and always a great lightning storm. He was always a "news junkie," watching the news with his family and reading newspapers, so he combined the two later in life and now he is in beautiful San Diego forecasting and reporting at 10News.
When he's not enjoying time with friends and family, you'll find Craig riding his bicycle on the roads across San Diego County. He's also a certified Group Exercise Instructor and Spinning Instructor. Craig loves to follow his passions, including caring for dogs. He has two canines at home, which he calls his "kids." He has an 80-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback/Labrador Mix named Cooper and Sasha, a 17-pound Lhasa Apso. Craig also studied Canine Animal Behavior with one of the best animal behaviorists in the country, Trish King at the Marin Humane Society in Marin County, Calif.
Craig was excited to join the great team at KGTV/10News in 2011. Since his time at KGTV, Craig has been nominated for three Emmy-Awards for his forecasting skills and on-camera delivery and won 2 statues. Craig won an Emmy-Award in 2013 for "Best On-Camera Weather Talent" for the Pacific Southwest region in 2013, and he won the same category again in 2014.
He came from KNTV -NBC Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose), where he served as the weekday morning meteorologist. While at KNTV, he and the morning team earned four Emmy nominations and one Emmy award for "Best Daytime Newscast in a Larger Market." Craig also had stops at KDVR in Denver and KFSN in Fresno.
Craig graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication. He completed his Meteorology studies through Mississippi State University, and later earned the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval.