TikTok's 'Dancing Weatherman' Nick Kosir joins new Fox Weather app

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Believe it or not, TikTok's Dancing Weatherman, Nick Kosir, has not had any professional dance training.

"It astounds me that people think I have," says Kosir, who became famous for his dance moves done between his weather forecasts at Fox station WJZY in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"There's a lot of people, on TikTok especially, that haven't had any dance training," Kosir says. "I don't think I'm uncommon. Maybe it's the fact that I'm dancing in a suit."

Meterologist Nick Kosir is a TikTok personality known as "The Dancing Weatherman." Kosir is co-hosting a show on the new FOX Weather streaming service.
Meterologist Nick Kosir is a TikTok personality known as "The Dancing Weatherman." Kosir is co-hosting a show on the new FOX Weather streaming service.

On his TikTok channel, @officialnickkosir, the meteorologist recently danced alongside world-famous dance crew the Jabbawockeez, fellow TikTok dancers Cousin Keether and Happy Kelli, and has gained 2.5 million followers on the video social media platform.

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Kosir has brought those moves and his family to the New York area for a new job with the Fox Weather app, a new free, ad-supported 24/7 streaming weather service that launched Oct. 25.

Where did those moves come from?

"(Getting TikTok famous) was an accident. I wish I could say it was my master plan," Kosir said. "(In 2019, Fox 46 Charlotte) wanted us to show more of our personal lives and post lighthearted things on social media, mandating like 12 posts a day, and one day I ran out of stuff to post and just scrolled through other pages to get ideas."

According to Kosir, he recorded the first dance video without any expectations, then left his phone alone for a bit, only to return to a bunch of alerts showing that his video had blown up.

Now, each video averages over 100,000 views, some having over 1 million.

"The internet is cool," Kosir said. "You find your niche and it gets some traction."

His dancing also caught the eye of rapper Lil Nas X, who reached out to Kosir asking to use one of his videos before for his Video Music Awards performance in 2019.

"I thought (the email) was fake," Kosir said. "Then I sent it to my boss at the time and they said 'dude, this is real.'"

Nick Kosir poses near his new  home in Rye, N.Y. as he readies for a new job as host on the Fox Weather app.
Nick Kosir poses near his new home in Rye, N.Y. as he readies for a new job as host on the Fox Weather app.

New gig in New York

Kosir made the move from Charlotte to Rye, N.Y., with his wife and 12-year-old son in July after being offered hosting and co-hosting jobs on the Fox Weather app.

Kosir found his passion for meteorology after watching coverage of a tornado warning. Since graduating with his meteorology certification from Mississippi State University in 2010, Kosir worked at stations in Beaumont, Texas and Twin Falls, Idaho before landing in Charlotte.

For his new gig, Kosir will appear on "America's Weather Now" from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT/PDT weekdays, and "Fox Weather Wild" from 9 to 10 p.m.

"It'll be me and a co-host and we're going to have fun with the weather (on 'Fox Weather Wild'). There will be viral weather clips, people going viral for weather related things and weather adjacent things, kind of like a daytime talk show meets 'Ridiculousness' meets Fox Weather," he said. "I hope that people enjoy it."

To check out Kosir's dance moves, visit tiktok.com/@officialnickkosir.

This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: TikTok's 'Dancing Weatherman' brings his moves to Fox Weather app

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