Meteorologist Brooklinn Rae was born and raised in Independence, Kansas and attended KU, where she earned her degree in Atmospheric Science with a minor in Journalism.

Brooklinn has been interested in weather for as long as she can remember. “Growing up in Southeast Kansas meant very active spring weather seasons which quickly became my favorite,” says Rae. “I loved sitting on the porch with my dad watching thunderstorms roll in just in awe of the size and beauty of these storms.”

Her career has taken her to News Press NOW in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she worked as weekend forecaster. From there, she began her full-time meteorology career at KCBD in Lubbock, Texas.

“I decided to join KAKE to be back in my home state, forecasting the weather I have known my whole life. I feel lucky to work with the most talented and knowledgeable weather team in the country and am most excited to be here and learn from their expertise.”

In her spare time, you can find Brooklinn spending time with friends and family, visiting local coffee shops, or going on walks with her golden retriever, Finneas. If you see Brooklinn in the community, be sure to give her a warm welcome to KAKEland!