Alena Lee was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV.
Unlike most weather geeks, her passion for weather didn't stem as a child. Instead it happened while she was finishing up her journalism degree at Arizona State University.
During her last semester at ASU she forecast for Cronkite News, an emmy-award winning nightly newscast fully run by students. With her self-taught knowledge of weather it was just enough to land her first job on-air at WPDE in Myrtle Beach, SC.
After a two-year stint in the Southeast, she headed back out west to ABC30 in Fresno, CA. There she was the weekday morning and midday weather anchor.
While working full-time, Alena studied online at Mississippi State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience.
After getting a feel for both sides of the country, Alena is happy to call the Midwest her new home. She joined KCTV5 in September 2018 and is thrilled to be working in a market that gets all four seasons.
You can catch her forecasts Thursday and Friday at noon and weekend mornings.
If you have any great weather photos or video feel free to send them her way either through email, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.