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 was what she wanted to do. After Hurricane Katrina, Caroline toured the WKRG studio, 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. That gave her the chance to have an internship in Norman, OK at the National Severe Storms Laboratory. She also was taught and mentored by News 5 First Alert Storm Team Meteorologist John Nodar. Caroline Carithers published an undergraduate thesis on sea breezes with the goal of aiding the forecasting of them.
Prior to WKRG News 5, Caroline worked as a broadcast meteorologist at WeatherVision in Ocean Spring, MS, where she forecasted and broadcasted for several stations around the United States.
When not at work, 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 and hanging out with her husband and dog, Biscuit. Caroline is beyond grateful to live out her dream of being a meteorologist at WKRG News 5. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.