Kate Thornton

Kate Thornton joined the NewsChannel 9 Storm Team in January 2014.

Kate is no stranger to Central New York's ever changing weather. Kate comes to Syracuse from just down the road where she was the Weekend Meteorologist/Weekday Multi-Media Journalist for WICZ Fox40 in Binghamton, NY for 3.5 years.

Kate's most memorable event in the Southern Tier was extensively covering record flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. She has also been in the field covering various topics and issues that matter to the community.

Kate is a life-long Upstate New Yorker, calling the small village of Saugerties in the Mid-Hudson Valley her hometown. That's where her love for weather sparked at just 10 years old. Kate pursued her passion at the University at Albany, graduating in 2009 with a bachelor's in meteorology. She later continued her studies in the broadcasting field and attended the New School of Radio and Television, where she completed the broadcast journalism program with top honors.

In her spare time, Kate loves to spend time with her friends and growing family. She and her sports reporter husband Erik are first time parents, raising their daughter in the Syracuse suburbs. They also have a rescue dog, a Shih Tzu named "Franzen," who they love to pieces. Kate has a passion for the weather and explaining the forecast to the NewsChannel 9 viewers. One of her favorite things to do is visit local schools to share her love for weather and the importance of STEM to young minds. Kate is also an avid volleyball player and loves to explore all New York has to offer. 


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