Storm Track Weather Meteorologist
Kyle Borchert is the weekend meteorologist for Kansas First News on 27 KSNT and KTKA 49 ABC. He joined the Kansas First News Weather team in December 2012. Kyle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology with a focus in Forecasting & Communications from The Pennsylvania State University. We Are!
Kyle grew up in the lake-effect snow bands of Western New York. This is where his fascination with the weather started. Instead of watching cartoons, he would watch his local weather forecast. The infamous “October Storm” on Friday October 13th, 2006 really solidified his future endeavors to become a meteorologist. This storm knocked down the power grid in the greater Buffalo, NY, area for over a week and dumped more than 22 inches of wet snow in less than 24 hours…weeks before Halloween!
Late in his junior year at Penn State, Kyle became the weekend evening/fill-in meteorologist at WBRE/WYOU-TV in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Kyle comes to Kansas First News with over 2.5 years of professional experience forecasting severe and winter weather. While at WBRE, Kyle covered the Hurricane Irene/Tropical Storm Lee record-breaking flood of the Susquehanna River and numerous tornado warnings.
In the Fall of 2011, Kyle was awarded the “Nation’s Best Young Weather Broadcaster” by the National Weather Association. This award was presented to him by The Weather Channel’s, Nick Walker, at the Annual NWA Conference in Birmingham, AL.
In his free time, Kyle loves to eat chicken wings and root on his Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills and Penn State Nittany Lions! You can also catch Kyle playing beyond a little PS4 as well.