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Since the age of seven, my fascination with weather began after seeing a waterspout on a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The power and beauty of that storm captivated and intrigued me. From that day on, during storms, you would be able to find me out on my deck watching the volatility of Mother Nature. I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be a meteorologist.

Born and raised in Saint Louis, I had experienced the Great Flood of 1993 and still remember to this day watching people being rescued from the tops of buildings in Chesterfield Valley. I have seen everything from blizzards to thunderstorms, hurricanes to tornadoes, floods to droughts and my love for the weather just continues to grow. Weather has truly become a passion for me. I not only enjoy it, but I also understand it.

I graduated from Francis Howell North High School in 2004 already knowing what I wanted to do. I decided to follow my dreams and head to The University of Missouri to pursue a Meteorology degree. I graduated from the University as a double major with a Bachelors degree in Meteorology and Communications in 2008. And in December of 2011, I completed my Masters in Meteorology.

I started my career at KOMU-TV 8 in January 2007 as a fill in weathercaster and moved up in the ranks to serve as the Evening Meteorologist in Columbia, Missouri. While at KOMU, I was recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, where I won Best Weathercast in 2010 and 2012. In addition to several reporting awards, including an Edward R. Murrow and a National SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award, for my hard work and efforts in Joplin, Missouri following the May 22nd tornado.

In September of 2012, I joined Fox 4 as the Mid Morning and Noon Meteorologist. I also earned my Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal (#639) in March of 2014 from the American Meteorological Society You can catch me at 9 am and Noon Monday through Friday, in addition to filling in for Mike, Karli, and Joe. When I am not in front of the green screen, you can catch me out playing/watching sports, running, and volunteering in the community.

Recent Articles
  • Joe’s Weather Blog: Hold chilly will it get tonight? (FRI-10/16)

    Good morning…clear and crisp out there right now…and the crisp fall weather will continue for the next couple of days. Really the only issue is 1) how low will temperatures get tonight into tomorrow morning and 2) when will it rain again. Forecast: Rest of today: Sunny and cool with highs near 63° Tonight: Clear early then clouds moving into towards midnight. Temperatures will fall fast this evening then potentially level off afterwards when the clouds develop and move in. […]

  • A Meteorologist To Be! SUPER Cute Video

    When I was in the 3rd grade I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist. I’d watch all the weather people on TV back in NY and would study their forecasts especially when snow was on the way. I never got to be on TV until I got out of college though. This kid has me beat and one day he just may take my job!  

  • Joe’s Weather Blog: Perfect Weather Then Changes (SAT-9/27)

    Good afternoon and thanks for taking a few minutes on this near perfect early fall day in the KC area. Yesterday I had a thought that a lot of folks were stuck behind their cubicles and not able to get out and enjoy what turned into a perfect Friday. Well the good news is that if you we’re cooped up yesterday the next several days will follow suit and be ideal. Forecast: Today>Monday: Basically we’re stuck in a good weather […]

  • Wine Country Earthquake

    A magnitude 6.1 (updated @ 9:45 am) earthquake centered about 6 miles NW of American Canyon, CA in Napa County struck this morning. Numerous buildings have some structural damage and some roads have been buckled and damaged as well. There are a couple of reports of fires. Some 30,000 customers are without power in the Napa/Sonoma area. The earthquake was the strongest since the much more powerful 6.9 quake struck the San Fransico area in 1989 during the World Series […]

  • Heroes for Hospice 5K on June 22nd

    Heroes for Hospice 5K is less than two weeks away!  Karli Ritter is a co-founder of the race and has been working since last fall to put all the details for the inaugural 5K walk/run. The other co-founder of the race, Jeff Whelan and a representative for Kansas City Hospice, Mary Bauer, stopped by to talk about the event.  The discussed where your money will go from the race as well as filling us in on some great giveaways for […]

  • A Musical Weather Interlude

    So this doesn’t happen all that often. Kenny G was kind enough to help me do the weather forecast…but instead of pointing out the weather features I asked him to musically interpret different parts of the weather heading towards KC. He was a great sport about it!

  • Drought Continues To Improve

    New numbers are in and we have seen some major improvements in the drought… but we are not out of the woods just yet. Things still don’t look good in the long term. Since April 1st of last year, we have seen 22.79″ of precipitation at KCI. We should be at about 41.65″. This leaves us with a deficit of 18.86″ ! While we struggle in the long term, the short term looks great! Since January 1st of this year, […]

  • The Byrnes-Bogo Border Battle

    While there may no longer be an official “Border War” between MU and KU, we have our own “Border War” going on here at Fox 4. Tensions are high on the 9 am show as basketball season kicks off this weekend. Tonight, KU kicks off the basketball season taking on Southeast Missouri State at home. Tomorrow, Mizzou will take on SIUE at home. Anchor Kim Byrnes is a proud Kansas Jayhawk. Meteorologist Michelle Bogowith is a proud Missouri Tiger. So […]

  • How Did The Drought Develop?

    If you watched a couple of my weathercasts on Tuesday and Wednesday, you may remember that I spent some time putting together some graphics showing how the drought got worse and worse as the year has progressed. You may not remember this but we were actually nicely above normal for precipitation through March…and then we weren’t. Here is the way the year has played out….all data is for KCI (official measurement for KC) Month-Monthly deficit-Yearly deficit January: .06″…-1.01″…-1.01″ February: 3.13″…+1.67″…+.66″ […]