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|Born||1954 (age 61–62)|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Florida State University|
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University where he studied broadcast journalism and earth science with emphasis on meteorology. Later, Raines taught classes about weather in the geography department at California State University, Northridge.
Some of his awards include the Daily News People's Choice Award for Best Weatherperson, Man of the Year by the American Cancer Society, Golden Mike Award for Best Weathercast and Associated Press Award for Best Weather Segment.
Raines was a weatherman in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana before moving to CNN to run its national weather coverage. He left CNN to join KABC-TV in 1984 as a meteorologist and then became a weekend evening anchor. Years later, he was shifted to weekday afternoons 4, 5, 6 and 11PM along with David Ono, Ellen Leyva, Marc Brown and Michelle Tuzee.
Raines is popular for his moves during his forecast, such as the "Dallas dip", the swirl, the fist pump and the golf swing.