Watching meteorologists forecast the storm’s track, having to evacuate, and then coping with the aftermath quickly drew me to the meteorological field.
I grew up along the Mississippi Gulf Coast spending everyday possible outside, whether it was playing at the beach, sailing, swimming, or just running around in my backyard. I’ve always been interested in the outdoors, which turned into an interest in weather.
When I was 12-years-old, Hurricane Katrina hit my hometown of Long Beach and quickly made a lasting impact. Watching meteorologists forecast the storm’s track, having to evacuate, and then coping with the aftermath quickly drew me to the meteorological field. I wanted to not only know the science behind weather, but I wanted to help others prepare for it, as well. Once I graduated from high school, I enrolled at Mississippi State University to attend one of the best schools in the nation for broadcast meteorology.
While in college, I storm chased in the Great Plains, studied Spanish in Spain, and disk jockeyed at a local radio station. I am beyond thrilled to be WYMT's first degreed female meteorologist, and love being able to say "good morning" to Eastern Kentucky on Mountain News This Morning. Prior to working the morning show, I could be found all around the mountains looking for my latest adventure for the award-winning series "Backroads With Allison Rogers" and giving the forecast on the weekends.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy playing tennis, hiking one of our beautiful trails, or going to a nearby lake. See you from 5-7 a.m. Monday-Friday!