Chrissy Kohler

First Alert Meteorologist, FOX Carolina News
Chrissy Kohler

Chrissy Kohler is a First Alert meteorologist for FOX Carolina.

Her hometown is Tipp City, Ohio but she is no stranger to the Carolinas. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in broadcast journalism and received her broadcast meteorology certificate from Mississippi State University.

Chrissy started her career in South Carolina's capital city at FOX Carolina's sister station WIS, working the assignment desk and helping with the website before working her way up to forecasting on Saturday mornings. But the Rocky Mountains called her out west to Missoula, Montana where she learned all about snow forecasting. It only took one summer before Chrissy was ready to head back to the Palmetto State. She made the move to Charleston and spent eight years enjoying the beach! During that time, Chrissy covered a lot of tropical weather including the historic flooding of 2015, Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Florence. From there, she headed north to the Grand Strand where she covered Hurricane Isaias. Chrissy is excited to be completing her travels around the state by landing in the Upstate and the Western Carolinas!

Chrissy volunteers with the Special Olympics.

The Fun Stuff

On the weekends: I love to hike with my family, run and enjoy local craft beer.

My favorite movie is: High Society

My favorite kind of music is: Country and Island music (I’m a proud Parrothead!)

My favorite food is: pizza

Hobbies? running, reading, baking, travel

Pets? Ripper, our retired greyhound

Children? Knox, our 18 month old son

Most memorable story you’ve covered: Hurricane Matthew was the first hurricane I covered while living on the coast. I covered the storm from outside the station so I got a firsthand feel for the hurricane-force winds and flooding rains. And then in the weeks after, telling the stories of those across the community dealing with damage left behind by the storm. It gave me a new awe for the power of the tropics.

Awards
  • 2008 Southeastern Regional Emmy for Best Newscast
  • 2015, 2016 & 2017 Southeastern Regional Emmy for Best Weather
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