Meet KSPR Meteorologist Jennifer Perez.
Jennifer Perez joined the KSPR Weather Team in May of 2016 as the weekend meteorologist.
She was born in Puerto Rico, but raised in sunny Florida. Growing up in Florida she loved watching thunderstorms move through in the summer. After touring the weather department at WJXT, her local news station in Jacksonville, Florida Jennifer realized her future was in Meteorology. She started her career on the shores of Lake Superior in 2012 at WLUC-TV6 in Marquette, Michigan as a news reporter. During her time as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WLUC she traveled across the entire U.P. to cover stories including; the 2012 elections, local mining, the evolution of Duke LifePoint with U.P. Health System, controversial truck route ordinances, DNR-related issues with hunting, and plenty of winter storms. Jennifer has gone to the extremes by climbing to the top of Copper Peak's ski flying hill, ice climbing during Michigan's Ice Fest, and even getting into frozen Lake Superior during a coast guard training drill just to get that one of a kind shot. In 2015, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters awarded her in the Best Mini-Series category for her story on medical marijuana. After three years as a news reporter, she transitioned into weather in March of 2015. She became a forecaster at WILX News 10 in Lansing, Michigan. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism and a minor in theater. She then went on to continue her education in Meteorology through Mississippi State University. She graduated in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast Meteorology.
She enjoys hiking, exploring, spending time on the lake, and attending theatrical performances. Jennifer is excited to make Springfield her third home.
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