Amber Alexander is a well known American Media personality from Western Lowa who served as a Meteorogist for WHO TV (Channel 13). She joined the channel 13 ‘First Alert Storm Team‘ in December, 2015. Prior to that, Amber worked as a reporter and meteorologist at KNOP in North Platte, Nebraska. She served as the Activities Director for the ‘Nebraska Storm Chase Team‘, Secretary of the ‘American Meteorological Society‘, and also worked as an intern at the state climate office for around 2 years. Amber married Cory Martin who is a meteorologist for NWS in 2019.
After serving for more than 6 years, Amber left Des Moines station, WHO 13. She had not made any public statement about it first, but she posted it on Facebook that this will be her last climate broadcast before WHO-13 as she was leaving and people wondered to know the reason behind her departure.
|Profession||Meteorogist, Reporter and Media Personality|
|Age (as in 2022)||-|
|Place of Birth||Council Bluffs, Iowa|
|Education||Bachelor’s Degree (Meteorology/Climatology)|
|Almameter||The University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx)||in feet inches - 5 '5"
in centimeters - 165 cm
in meters - 1.65 m
|Weight (approx)||in kilograms - 52 kg
in pounds - 114 lbs
|Family, Relationship & More|
|Husband / Spouse||Cory Martin|
|Networth (approx)||$ 200k|
Amber Alexander was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and her father is from Nebraska. She acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology/Climatology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Amber developed an interest in weather when she was 11 years, at sixth grade.
In her words: “I was 11 and in sixth grade, and we were studying the basics of weather. That caught my attention, and I thought it was so cool. We were watching the news at home that night after school, and the screen said, ‘meteorologist,’ and I thought, “Wow, that’s really neat! That’s what I want to do someday.” I’ve stuck with it ever since. I grew up a huge Husker fan, so when I went to visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I thought, ‘I can’t compete with this.’”
“By my sophomore year of college, I was practicing to be a broadcast meteorologist the green screen. I had an internship with the state climatologist my sophomore year of college. I was 19 years old, and I had my own little office. I felt so cool. I was doing basic climate work and was tracking temperature trends throughout Nebraska.”
Amber said that the reason to left Channel 13 is her mental health. She has been open about her fight with diagnosed anxiety which includes obsessive-compulsive disorder tendencies since 2019. She has been experiencing chest pain and she learned was linked to her anxiety. Amber opined that doing multiple hours of severe weather coverage can be both mentally and physically draining. Watching when people die and houses/businesses are destroyed, they as meteorologists were heartbroken, in a way which was difficult to process. She also developed an eye twitch when she took a second job to help her family. She shared her struggles in order to bring awareness about mental health problems.
She said: “We as humans shouldn’t feel ashamed to have a mental illness, contrary to what we sometimes believe, it’s not something we can control.”
Some Interesting Facts About Amber Alexander
- According to her Amber Alexander‘s profile on WHO 13 webiste, she is a fan of husker, loves reading and gardening. She started her career in the media as a broadcaster for UNL’s student-run newscast, Star City News. She later interned for KETV in Omaha, NE.
Amber and Cory were engaged in January 2018, exchanged their vows in the heart of Iowa, in June 2019, and in October they honeymooned in Thailand. They have two pets Fitz and Ollie. Fitz was adopted as a puppy in November 2016 and Ollie was rescued in February 2020.
- She started her new job at Kinship Brewing Company, Waukee as a full time employee. But she said, despite her career change, she is still a degreed meterologist and she still care and love to inform the potential hazards in the weather of Central Lowa. She will continue to educate on the effects of climate change which is extrememly an important issue these days.
Amber expressed her gratitude for the chances afforded to her at WHO and to the audience who trusted her to report factual weather and news coverage.