What is nice about Ivan Cabrera is that he really seems to talk to his audience, if you know what I mean. When I watch his weather reports, I kinda feel he is there in the studio talking to ME as a viewer, as if he is concerned I might end up being ill-informed about weather stuff when I don't pay attention.
Other weather people tend to just sort of do their story, they don't "aim" their story specifically at the camera and thus at the viewer. I think Ivan does do that and I like it.
I know what you mean. That very thing what you said could come off really smug and complacent, but Ivan manages to balance that line perfectly, and comes off as a friendly weather man willing to tell us, and give his best shot everytime. And he is a snappy dresser!