Meteorologist Kristin Emery joined the KDKA-TV team in 2012 and is happy to be back home with family in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Kristin was born and raised in “little” Washington, graduated from Washington High School and earned her journalism degree at West Virginia University.
She started her weather career at WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, before moving on to forecast weather and report and anchor news at stations in Florida, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Ohio. Kristin loves news reporting and telling people’s stories, but her true love is forecasting the weather.
She completed her meteorological studies at Mississippi State University. She is an award-winning reporter and was nominated for an Emmy for her work covering the deadly tornado outbreak in Alabama in 2011.
Through the years, she has reported on everything from politics to sports to medicine and covered every kind of weather event you can imagine including floods, blizzards, ice storms, mudslides, tornadoes and hurricanes. She cites Hurricane Andrew in Florida as one of her most memorable stories.
She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association and holds seals of approval from both. Kristin is also a fellow of the RIAS Berlin Commission through RTDNA and reported from Germany on the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, issues surrounding German reunification and the formation of the European Union.
When she’s not forecasting the weather, Kristin is outside enjoying it on the ski slopes, scuba diving and golfing. Kristin’s favorite hobbies include travel and following Pittsburgh and WVU sports teams.
The first snowflakes of the season have been spotted, and the cool temperatures have prompted a Freeze Warning for parts of the area.
The weekend got off to a dreary start when storms moved through the area Friday evening, and the potential for wet weather is going to linger through Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday started out with beautiful, sunny skies and warm temperatures, but now some severe weather will dampen the rest of the weekend and usher in cooler temperatures early next week.
According to Meteorologist Kristin Emery, the first wave of precipitation has started to clear our region from south to north taking the combination of rain, freezing rain, sleet and wet snow with it.