Derek KinkadeMorning Meteorologistdkinkade@wmgt.comDerek Kinkade
is from Rainbow City, Alabama, where his
mom, dad and grandparents still live.He
has wanted to be a meteorologist since he
was four years old and has been through many weather events including the Blizzard of 1993 and several tornado outbreaks.He graduated from Mississippi State University in May of 2005 with a degree in Geosciences and a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology; he also received a minor in Communication.
While at MSU
had the chance to storm chase all over the Southeast with the North Mississippi Severe Storms Intercept Team as well as handle duties as vice president of the local chapter of the American Meteorological Society
and National Weather Association
.His first job was at WTOK in Meridian, Mississippi as the weekend meteorologist, which he worked while still in school.
While at WTOK
covered Hurricane Ivan's landfall as well as the spring severe weather season.He joined WMGT in June of 2005 and looks forward to bringing the morning weather to the people Middle Georgia.
isn't checking out the weather, Derek
likes to bowl, play Putt-Putt Golf, and watch college football.