Katie joined WRIC-TV in July of 2013. She came to Richmond from 9&10 News in northern Michigan, where she spent two and a half years as the weekend meteorologist. Katie graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in December of 2010. While studying at CMU, she interned at WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit. She also interned with the Doppler 9&10 Weather Team before she was hired full time for her first on-air job. Katie is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has earned their highest distinction as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. This includes a rigorous written test of meteorological knowledge, as well as a graded broadcast portion. She has also earned awards from the Associated Press for Best Weathercast in a large TV market with the 8News weather team in 2013, and a meritorious award for Best Individual Weathercast in 2015.
Katie’s interest in weather sparked at a very early age. She was always the kid that asked to turn on the news before school instead of cartoons. Growing up, she was fascinated with the different extremes that weather can bring–from huge winter storms to thunderstorms and tornadoes, to a nice summer day. She was intrigued by the influence that the Great Lakes can have on weather, particularly with the formation of lake effect snow.
When not at work, Katie can be found cheering on her favorite sports teams– the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, along with her alma mater, CMU football (fire up Chips!), and the Michigan State Spartans. She also enjoys exploring RVA, cooking, baking, and relaxing with a good book.