Caroline Carithers found her passion for weather on the Gulf Coast. Her interest peaked when she moved to Daphne from Michigan immediately following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Here she saw all of the broadcast meteorologists in action and just knew that is what she wanted to do. After Hurricane Katrina, Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls gave Caroline a tour of WKRG, and from that moment, she knew it was her dream to be a meteorologist at WKRG News 5.
Caroline graduated from the University of South Alabama, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Math. While attending South Alabama, Caroline was named a NOAA Hollings Scholar where she was able to conduct an internship in Norman, OK at the National Severe Storms Laboratory. She also was taught and mentored by Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls and Meteorologist John Nodar in her classes. Caroline Carithers published an undergraduate thesis on sea breezes with the goal of aiding the forecasting of them.
Prior to WKRG, Caroline worked as a broadcast meteorologist at WeatherVision in Ocean Spring, MS, where she broadcasted for several stations around the United States.
When not at work reporting, Caroline remains a major weather nerd. She loves tracking storms all over the country on radar and forecasting for active weather locations. She also enjoys going to the beach or out on the boat with friends and family.
Caroline is beyond excited and grateful to start her career at WKRG and cannot wait to meet everyone! You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.