Caitlin came to Lubbock in July 2012 all the way from Illinois. She grew up in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake but is excited to experience the huge different between the Midwest and the South Plains. She moved to Charleston, Illinois in 2007 to attend Eastern Illinois University. In her five years at EIU she ran for the cross country and track & field teams and worked at the school's Emmy Award-winning TV station as a weather anchor, sports reporter and in various production positions.
Caitlin has always been interested in the the sciences, but focused that interest on weather at Eastern Illinois after taking a weather and climate class her freshman year; she loved it. She spent the rest of her college career learning as much as she could on the subject graduating with degrees in geography and communications.
Ironically, Caitlin was extremely shy in high school and terrified of video cameras. After practicing and getting used to being on-air over the last few years, she has learned to love it. She is proud to provide a service that people use on a daily basis, especially during severe weather when it could mean life or death.
Besides doing the weather on the weekends, Caitlin reports during the week. She is excited to get to know the people of Lubbock and tell their stories. If you have any story ideas, feel free to e-mail her!
Outside of FOX 34, you will find Caitlin either running or biking her way around Lubbock and spending as much time as possible outside. If she's not outide, she's probably inside listening to music, watching movies, reading, baking, feeding her pet turtle or crafting. She is a huge animal lover and also spends a lot of time missing her two pups from home, Dugan and Beau. Family and friends are also extremely important to her, so keeping in contact with them is of utmost importance as she transitions into life in the South Plains.
So far, Lubbock has been unbelievably welcoming to her and she is thankful for how nice everyone in Texas is. She can't wait to meet as many people as possible and continue to get acclimated.