Erin ChristiansenChief Meteorologistechristiansen@kgun9.com
has Midwestern roots.Born in Joliet, Illinois she
grew up in a suburb of Chicago.Although raised in the Midwest, she
is no stranger to Arizona.Erin
was bit by the Arizona bug while vacationing at the Grand Canyon and Sedona.Her
trip was meant to be a summer break from college studies but later turned into an 1800 mile relocation across the country.After earning a Bachelor degree in broadcast journalism from Illinois State University she quickly moved to Tucson.Erin
has been a familiar face to Tucson viewers ever since.Her
Television career began in 1997 with a position in media sales.Erin
later transitioned to news making her
on-air debut in 2000.She's
worn many hats on Tucson television: general assignment reporter, consumer reporter, news anchor and meteorologist.
Erin's love of weather eventually took her
back to school.She
completed the Broadcast Meteorology Program through Mississippi State University
is one of a few women in the world with a Certified Broadcast Meteorology accreditation from the American Meteorological Society
.Erin joined the KGUN 9 team as an evening meteorologist in 2006.