Kevin Lighty


Professional Experience

WTHI - TERRE HAUTE, IN
WEEKEND METEOROLOGIST
  • Full-time weekend weather anchor, preparing forecasts for on air presentation. I create numerous graphics and put together a weather presentation to be communicated to the viewers at home. In times of severe weather I chase storms and report for the station. I am also a weekday news photographer with the ability to shoot on JVC & DVCam cameras and edit on Avid and VT3 non linear editing software.

Age: 35
HOMETOWN: Veedersburg, IN
CURRENT HOME: Champaign, IL
DEGREE: B.A. Geography/Climatology with emphasis in Meteorology
FAVORITE WEATHER: Active

National Weather Association

FOUNTAIN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
1997-2001
  • Academic Honors Diploma

WKYT - LEXINGTON, KY
MORNING METEOROLOGIST
  • Full time morning anchor for "Wake Up Kentucky. Making forecasts and creating graphics for the 2 hour weekly morning show. Performing live cut-ins, along with severe weather coverage. Chasing storms and being involved in community events to help promote the station. Ability to use WSI wxpro software and skytracker radar.

WRTV - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
FREELANCE METEOROLOGIST
  • Fill-in weather anchor for various morning and weekend newscasts. Make forecasts and graphics and update a 24 hour cable weather channel.

July 2002 - Jan 2006

Seal of Approval

February 2006 - July 2007

VINCENNES university
2001-2003
  • Associates Degree in Radio/TV Broadcasting

American Meteorological Society

About Me

TV Meteorologist

July 2007 - August 2017

Quick Facts

Dreams do come true. I know because I'm living my childhood dream. I grew up in a very small town in Indiana named Veedersburg. I've had a fascination with weather as far back as I can remember to my days as a 4 year old boy that watched storms from my living room window. I was so intrigued by what was going on but at the same time so scared watching these storms to a point that tears would run down my face from being frightened, but nothing could tear me away from watching these storms no matter how scared I might have been. Soon the fear turned into pure passion for the love of weather. I have been working in television weather for 15 years and everyday I look forward to the next forecasting challenge. My other love of storm chasing keeps my mind in the clouds nearly all the time. Keep an eye to the sky!

Education

Indiana state university
2003-2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography/Climatology with an emphasis in Meteorology

Since 2011

KSPR - Springfield, mo
CHIEF METEOROLOGIST
  • Anchor for 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 10pm newscasts. Perform school visits and multiple community live shots for various events. Maintain weather computers and upgrade software.  Major role with online weather content including a blog, a chat room, twitter, and facebook. Supervise a 3 person weather team, update software, record radio forecasts, and chase tornadoes!

March 2007 - July 2007

August 2017 - Present

Since 2009

WCIA - CHAMPAIGN, IL
CHIEF METEOROLOGIST
  • I anchor the 5, 6, 9 and 10pm newscasts. I am in charge of our 3 person weather team and help lead the team in severe weather coverage and ideas on how to improve our overall brand strategy when it comes to both on air, online and our digital content.