Kaitlynn has loved and lived in Louisville for the past three years and loves joining you each morning on WakeUp!
She is no stranger to the fleur-de-lis symbol we see around Louisville as she was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana where her interest in weather first developed.
As a high school student during Hurricane Katrina, she experienced first-hand how weather can devastate a community. She is passionate about preparedness and keeping people safe during severe weather situations.
After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in communications, she moved to New York City and spent five years working for Fox News Channel and CBS News as a producer and on-air contributor. While in New York, she experienced everything from Superstorm Sandy to the area’s annual nor’easters and heat waves!
In 2014 Kaitlynn decided to pursue her passion for weather and obtain her degree in meteorology. She received her degree in Meteorology in 2017 from Mississippi State University.
She is a proud member of the Louisville fitness community and teaches barre classes at local studios. She's run the Urban Bourbon half marathon and encourages others to use running or walking as a way to explore Louisville.
Kaitlynn recently joined the Emerging Leaders Board for the Make-A-Wish foundation's Kentucky/Indiana branch and is excited to help make wishes come true for critically ill children in the region. She also volunteers with Brightside and Wayside Christian Mission.
Kaitlynn lives in St. Matthews with her fiancé William, dog Cal and cat Lily. Her favorite hobby is cooking! No recipe is too challenging and Southern classics are her favorite. She collects cookbooks from everywhere she travels and will happily try and recipe's you suggest. Have a good recipe? Send it to Kaitlynn and she’ll give it a shot!