I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore…I’m a Kansas kid born and raised (with a brief stint in the Caribbean), but I’m ready for a new adventure in Louisville! I joined WHAS-TV in October of 2019.
Growing up, I was one of those kids who was afraid of thunderstorms but loved snow. In May 2003, an outbreak of tornadoes ripped through my home of Kansas City. While my house was spared, the event solidified my fear of storms. I eventually learned that these people on TV seemed to know the future, so I started watching the news to get an idea of what the weather would be. That also sparked my interest in broadcasting.
I attended school at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science and a Minor in Journalism. While in school, I helped build a weather department for the student-ran television station KUJH-TV. I also had the unique opportunity to fill-in and do forecasts for the hyper-local cable station that served Lawrence and surrounding small communities.
After graduation, I packed up and headed north to Lincoln, Nebraska to KLKN where for just under two and a half years I worked as a meteorologist and reporter. Nebraska saw wild weather during my time, including one of the snowiest winters ever and the catastrophic flooding of March 2019 that I got to cover first hand.
When I’m not at work, you can find me in the gym or reading a book. Locally owned bookstores are my favorite, and I’m always on a search for something new to read. I like animals and volunteered with the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln and hope to continue doing so in Kentucky! I’m excited to get outside and explore what Kentuckiana has to offer this Midwest transplant.
You can contact Meteorologist Alden German at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter (@WXAlden) and Facebook.