Katie Dupree Biography
Katie Dupree is a WRIC-TV anchor. She joined WRIC-TV in July of 2013. Dupree came to Richmond from 9&10 News in northern Michigan, where she spent two and a half years as the weekend meteorologist.
She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in December of 2010. While studying at CMU, Katie interned at WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit. She also interned with the Doppler 9&10 Weather Team before she was hired full time for her first on-air job.
She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has earned their highest distinction as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. This includes a rigorous written test of meteorological knowledge, as well as a graded broadcast portion.
She has also earned awards from the Associated Press for Best Weathercast in a large TV market with the 8News weather team in 2013, and a meritorious award for Best Individual Weathercast in 2015.
Her’s interest in weather sparked at a very early age. She was always the kid that asked to turn on the news before school instead of cartoons.
Growing up, she was fascinated with the different extremes that weather can bring–from huge winter storms to thunderstorms and tornadoes, to a nice summer day. Katie Dupree was intrigued by the influence that the Great Lakes can have on weather, particularly with the formation of lake effect snow.
Katie Dupree Age
Katie Dupree is a WRIC-TV anchor. She joined WRIC-TV in July of 2013. Dupree came to Richmond from 9&10 News in northern Michigan, where she spent two and a half years as the weekend meteorologist. Her actual date of birth is not posted. the details will be updated soon.
Katie Dupree Family
Katie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Central Michigan University. She is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Her father, mother, brothers and sisters details are under review.
We shall update the details soon. Her’s interest in weather sparked at a very early age. She was always the kid that asked to turn on the news before school instead of cartoons.
Katie Dupree Husband
She is not married as of now, she is dating Chris whom they met on a website called Bumble in June 2017. The two first date was at Stella’s.
She says He wasn’t a cat person before we met, but has turned into the most amazing cat dad, and even rallied to keep Batcat who showed up in our yard around Halloween (yes, we now have THREE cats and a dog). The couple will join on September 14. 2019.
Katie Dupree Net Worth
Katie joined WRIC-TV in July of 2013. She came to Richmond from 9&10 News in northern Michigan, where she spent two and a half years as the weekend meteorologist. Her estimated Net Worth as of 2019 is not Posted. The details will be updated soon.
Katie Dupree 8News meteorologist
8News meteorologist Katie Dupree: Yes, that’s an odd place to be recognized
What inspired you to become a meteorologist?
Unlike most meteorologists, it wasn’t any one particular storm that inspired me – I just always loved the weather. We had just about everything in Michigan – severe weather, extreme cold, lake effect snow. I was just amazed by the extremes that weather can bring.
Your funniest, weirdest or most awkward moment on camera or behind the scenes
It was my very first job in Northern Michigan. I was filling in for the chief meteorologist in the evening for one of the first times, and I was asked to describe how rip currents form, and how you can swim out of them – we see a lot of deaths on the Great Lakes because of them.
I got so tongue-tied describing them, and then my mind went blank. I think I said a long string of non-coherent words trying to get myself out of it, but it was by far the most awkward moment of mine on air. I wish I had a copy of it, though!
A moment in your personal life when the weather caught you off guard
Even though I know the forecast, I’m always the one least prepared for the weather! I can tell you all morning long to bring your umbrella because you’ll need it, and I won’t have mine and I’ll get caught in the rain.
I’ll talk about how it’s going be in the mid-80s tomorrow, and I’ll wear long pants and regret it. You think I’d listen to myself!
Questions/comments you field most often
I hear “You’re a lot shorter/skinnier/prettier in person.” Thanks? I think that’s a compliment? Haha!
How do you get “in the zone” to make a tough call in a forecast?
I find listening to music while forecasting really helps me to get in the zone. I usually go for classic rock, but if I really need to focus, I’ll listen to Film Scores Radio on Pandora because it doesn’t have lyrics.
Longest day on the job
The big snowstorm of January 2016. I was stuck at work (not working the entire time) for three days!
The lady doctor’s office. That’s awkward!
Least favorite type of weather
Favorite weather term
Instead of cats and dogs, two things you’d like to see rain from the skies
Pizza and cheesy bread.
Have you ever named a pet or something else after the weather?
Surprisingly, no … but my parents have a cat named Stormy.
Katie Dupree Articles
‘Stand with Rob Fun Walk’ to help paralyzed Richmond man get the robotic walking system
wric.com — 8News is proud to be recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association with two prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
‘Frogchokers and hayrotters’: John Bernier celebrates 35 years at 8News
wric.com — More Local News CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — 8News is celebrating John Bernier’s 35 years of service to Central Virginia. 8News anchor Katie Dupree sat down with longtime chief meteorologist for a look back.
“When Central Virginians want a reliable forecast, they turn to TV8’s meteorologist John Bernier!”John’s been bringing Central Virginia’s most accurate forecast to Central Virginia for 35 years now.
Make-A-Wish: Mark Carnes
wric.com — (WRIC) — 8News is taking the lead by teaming up with Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia to help grant wishes for kids battling critical illnesses.
Today, we’re hosting the ‘Wishes in Flight’ telethon — raising money and unused airline miles to help grant wishes to local kids and teens with critical illnesses. Dupree sat down with a local teenager who says Make-A-Wish changed his life.