Seattle is mourning the loss of a broadcasting icon as KOMO 4’s Steve Pool died on November 21, 2023.

Cause of Death

The beloved weatherman and Seattle broadcasting pioneer succumbed to complications from early onset Alzheimer’s, surrounded by family and friends.


Steve Pool, a fixture in Seattle television, was 70 years old at the time of his passing. His career spanned over four decades, leaving an indelible mark on the local news landscape.


Steve adored his family, and his pride in them was evident whenever he spoke about them. He is survived by his wife Michelle and his daughters Lindsey and Marissa. His legacy of warmth and professionalism extends beyond the television screen into the lives of those he held dear.

KOMO 4 and Seattle Legacy:

A Seattle broadcasting legend, Steve Pool began his journey at KOMO 4 as an intern while still a student at the University of Washington in 1974. Hired full-time in 1977, he showcased versatility by covering sports and hard news before becoming the chief weather forecaster in 1984.

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Steve’s exceptional talent was recognized nationally, with ABC’s Good Morning America inviting him to fill in over 70 times. He received numerous accolades, including being named the best weatherman in Seattle Magazine’s “Best of Seattle” and twice in the “Seattle Weekly” annual newspaper poll.

In addition to his broadcasting achievements, Steve Pool contributed significantly to charitable causes. He hosted KOMO 4’s Miracle Network for Children’s Hospital and served on several charitable boards, leaving a positive impact on the community.

His retirement in 2019 marked the end of a remarkable 42-year television career. Even in retirement, Steve continued to contribute to KOMO 4, conceptualizing the documentary “How Seattle Changed The World,” which premiered in February 2023. The documentary, dedicated to Steve Pool, highlighted Seattle’s innovations that impacted the world positively.

Steve Pool’s legacy extends beyond his professional accomplishments. Personally, he won seven Emmy awards and received various prestigious awards for his excellence in broadcasting. Inducted into the University of Washington Communications Hall of Fame in 2004, Steve’s influence reached far beyond the newsroom.

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Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell expressed condolences, recognizing Steve as a “news legend and pioneer” who epitomized professionalism. As the community mourns, Steve Pool’s legacy lives on through the lives he touched and the causes he championed. His contributions to journalism, weather forecasting, and community service make him an enduring figure in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.