I would like to know where The Weather Channel’s Kristina Abernathy got her start, and anything else about her.
—Joseph H., Missouri
The 34-year-old Atlanta native credits her father for steering her toward her career. “My dad was a bit of an outdoorsman, and he was always very interested in weather,” she says. “When it came time for me to go to college, he encouraged me to study meteorology.” Taking his advice, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in atmospheric sciences. Next, she sent tapes of herself to television stations throughout the Southeast and was hired by WALB in Albany, Ga., in 1993. Two years later she was hired by The Weather Channel, which is based in Atlanta, so she was thrilled to be back in her home city. Abernathy met her husband, who works behind the scenes, at The Weather Channel.