By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com Kaitlyn Bourn is spending her Memorial Day Weekend making a splash at AquaVenutre water park in Norfolk, Nebraska. "You just play around here, you play in the waterMore>>
AquaVenture Water Park Opens Up in Norfolk, Nebraska. More>>
By: Hollie Hojek firstname.lastname@example.org For the 3rd Memorial Day Weekend in a row, the Girls of '68 celebrated and shared part of Sioux City's rich history. The local organization dedicated to keeping SiouxMore>>
Girls of '68 Share Story of Sioux City's First White Settler, Theodiphile Bruguier. More>>
By: Diana Johnsen email@example.com On Saturday, at Wal-Mart and the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City, the Sioux City Police Department helped parents create "children identification kits". TheMore>>
On Saturday, at Wal-Mart and the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City, the Sioux City Police Department helped parents create "children identification kits". More>>
By: Diana Johnsen firstname.lastname@example.org On your mark…get set...paddle! About 130 kayakers took to the Missouri River in the "3rd Annual South Dakota Kayak Challenge" on Saturday. "It's an opportunityMore>>
About 130 kayakers took to the Missouri River in the "3rd Annual South Dakota Kayak Challenge" on Saturday.More>>
By: Hollie Hojek email@example.com Rain, rain go away, come back and other weekend but this one. The rain in the forecast isn't ruining everyone's plan, but it is keeping some campers away. The sunMore>>
Siouxland Campgrounds Still Packing in the People Despite Poor Weekend WeatherMore>>
By: Tim Seaman firstname.lastname@example.org On Thursday, a pretty cool relay put on by law enforcement officers from across the state ran through central Iowa for the Special Olympics Torch Run. The event helpsMore>>
When the torch arrived Sioux City West sophomore JJ Reeg–Beckner had the honor of igniting the Special Olympic cauldron. Reeg-Beckner was selected from more than 2,500 athletes to finish the run.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year. AAA says that mirrors an expected dropMore>>
About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News (AP) Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test. Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percentMore>>
Nebraska students showed improvement in this year's statewide writing proficiency test.
Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed announced Friday that 66 percent of 8th graders met or exceeded state standards, a 2 percent increase over the previous year.More>>
By Channel 9 Eyewitness News email@example.com Iowa investigators say the discovery of blood of a missing 15-year-old girl has diminished hope of finding her alive. Bill Kietzman of the Iowa DivisionMore>>
15-year old Kathlynn Shepard went missing on Monday.More>>
By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org How comfortable do you feel strolling the streets in Sioux City? That's a question that the Blue Zones Project is asking. And today they brought in an expert toMore>>
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute's Dan Burden assists Sioux City & Blue Zones Project with working out more pedestrian friendly roads.More>>
Weather has always been a major interest of mine. Growing up in Valparaiso, IN, I witnessed a diverse range of spectacular weather phenomena from severe thunderstorms to tremendous lake-effect snow events. I remember some winters where the snow would pile up so deep that I could literally climb on top of my house! I grew up hooked to The Weather Channel and the local weather stations.
In 2010 I graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Meteorology/Mathematics. My time at Valpo was terrific; I was coached by Good Morning America Weekend meteorologist Ginger Zee in weather casting and I participated in a lot of activities such as storm chasing with the meteorology faculty. One of my favorite things that I did while at Valpo was forecast lake-effect snow for the local schools. I was in touch with school administrators early in the morning to determine delays or closures. To perform that task in the community where I grew up was an honor. My education also included internships with WFLA-TV in Tampa, FL, WGN-TV in Chicago, IL, and WYIN-TV in Merrillville, IN. I had the opportunity to work with some amazing people including one of my childhood idols, Tom Skilling!
In my personal time, I enjoy following the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears. I also listen to a lot of music (Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips) and frequently go to concerts with Bonnaroo ‘06 as the highlight of my ventures. My other passion outside of weather is video games. I had the opportunity to work for a local video game store while going to school and I formed many great friendships while participating in an industry that provides so much entertainment. The Boy Scouts of America is an important organization to me and I persevered to the rank of Eagle Scout. I still enjoy hiking and fishing, so keep an eye out for your local meteorologist as you explore Siouxland's outdoors!
As a meteorologist for KCAU, I am committed to keeping Siouxland informed and entertained with an accurate forecast. I will relay the important forecast headlines and equip you with all the information you need to protect yourself during severe weather events.