Cassie Wilson joined the News 4 Weather team in December of 2015 and is the morning meteorologist.
Before starting her career in broadcast meteorology, Cassie was a PhD student at the University of Nevada working in Climate and Water Policy, and a recent recipient of The Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
Cassie is a proud Jayhawk and University of Kansas alumna, where she received a B.S. and M.S. in Atmospheric Science with a focus in Hydrology. During her time there, she won an Undergraduate Research Award for work on diagnosing micro-scale changes within a grassland environment, and co-authored a published journal article. Cassie's Masters Thesis focused on addressing regional scale variability of extreme temperature and precipitation events. She has presented at many national and international scientific conferences, including; The American Meteorological Society's Annual Agriculture and Forest Meteorology Conference, The World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference, and The Fall Meeting of The American Geophysical Union.
Originally from a small town in upstate New York, Cassie Wilson has always loved the outdoors and science. She became fascinated with weather at a young age while watching storms roll into town with her family on the front porch.
In her free time, Cassie enjoys practicing yoga and is a registered yoga teacher. She enjoys hiking and exploring with her two boxers, Jay Rowdy and Zella. She also volunteers as an advisor for Delta Delta Delta and believes in the power that a women's organization has on building up young leaders, promoting scholarship, and self sacrifice through service.
Although there are few tornadoes to chase compared to Kansas, Cassie enjoys the challenge that mountain meteorology brings and creating forecasts for northern Nevada.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about the weather, environmental stories, or just to say hi! You can email Cassie, reach out to her on Facebook, or connect on Twitter.