Jennifer Ketchmark

Jennifer Ketchmark

Bio

Jennifer Ketchmark

Jennifer Ketchmark

Jennifer Ketchmark grew up in Sullivan, Ill. where she was active in cheerleading, show choir and cross country. Jennifer went to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in Meteorological Broadcasting.

Jennifer graduated with honors in 2006 and then continued her education at Mississippi State University, in order to complete her meteorology degree.

Professionally, Jennifer started her career at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Ill. (CBS), where she worked for five years. She started as the weekend meteorologist, moved to mornings and then transitioned to nights.

Jennifer and her husband have been married for four years and have a daughter, Stella Jane, who was born in August 2011. They also have a dog named Fenway. The name was inspired by her breed, the Boston Terrier. They figured it was appropriate to give her a name inspired by Boston and she wasn’t a fan of “Green Monster,” so Fenway stuck!

You can find Jennifer and her family out and about in their neighborhood where Jennifer is often called “The Mayor” by her neighbors because she’ll strike up a conversation with just about anyone.  TV really was a fit for this self-proclaimed ‘chatty Kathy’.

Professional Awards: BEA National Collegiate Weather Broadcaster of the Year (2005), Outstanding Young Alumni Eastern Illinois University (2010), IBA Silver Dome Award: Best Weathercaster (2011)

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