Chester Lampkin joined Newschannel 5 in March of 2012. A Saint Louis native, Chester is a proud graduate of St. Louis University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. As a child growing up in north St. Louis city, Chester has always had a strong interest in weather. While growing up he experienced some of St. Louis' biggest weather events including the "blizzard" of 1982 and the Great Flood of 1993 as well as numerous severe weather events over the years. His broadcast career began in Grand Junction, Colorado, as the morning meteorologist at KJCT News 8. Chester also worked at KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, Missouri, as both the morning and chief meteorologist, and at KTSM-TV, the NBC affiliate in El Paso, TX, as the morning meteorologist.
Aside from weather, Chester has an interest in history, geography, media, music, jogging, biking, travel and all things St. Louis, including Cardinals baseball, Rams football, and Billikens basketball. Chester has a lot of family across St. Louis and is happy to be back home working for the TV station he grew up watching.