Geoff Bansen joined the News 12 weather team in February of 2019 as the weekend morning meteorologist. He is also the network’s first digital meteorologist - a position designed to augment News 12’s weather coverage away from television screen.
Bansen is a native Long Islander, growing up in Lindenhurst on the South Shore. He always had an affinity for nature, and loved being outdoors - especially going to the Town of Babylon beaches with his family. He quickly developed a love for the weather and forecasting it. After graduating from Lindenhurst High School, Bansen headed east to pursue a degree in meteorology at Stony Brook University, eventually earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Atmospheric Science. While there, he also joined the school’s radio station (90.1 WUSB) as the host of his own weather music show.
After graduation, Bansen’s weather career began at Metro Weather Service in Valley Stream, where he prepared forecasts for public entities, TV and movie filming sets, and various radio stations – such as Long Island’s own WALK 97.5. Eager to break into television, Bansen joined New York City’s PIX11 News as a weather producer. From there, he traveled down the turnpike to the City of Brotherly Love, spending a few years at CBS3 Philadelphia as a weather production coordinator. Still, his flame for eventually moving in front of the camera never died, and in 2015 he returned to the tri-state area to join FiOS1 News as the weekday morning meteorologist. He spent a little over three years there before joining News 12 Long Island.
When not at work, Bansen tries to stay active. He is an avid musician, playing bass and trumpet in different bands. Bansen also loves to be outdoors, whether it's beaching, biking, hiking, or playing numerous sports: softball, wiffleball, dek hockey, tennis, and basketball. As for the pro teams, Bansen is a die-hard Yankees and Islanders fan.
In 2017, Bansen was awarded the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorology Society.