Hi, this is Kim. I’m hanging out (er, working) here in the weather center a few days a week as Mark’s weather intern (what else?). I do a few things, like the Bend weather graphics, some of the 10 and 11 o’clock graphics, and random little assignments he (sometimes) thinks up for me. No, the graphics aren’t rocket science, as evidenced by the fact that I can do them even though I’ve only been here about two months. I certainly do enjoy myself here, and I’ve learned a lot about both TV weather broadcasting and behind-the-scenes TV "life" as well.
Since you get a lot of weather information (usually) on this blog, have a little info about myself. I’m currently a physics major at OSU (go Beavs!) and will be starting my senior year there next week. Physics doesn’t generally denote an interest in meteorology, so to clarify, I’m planning on going to graduate school next year to get a master’s in this field. Before I entered college I was told that having a physics degree would provide a solid foundation for the study of weather, which is why I’m on this track today. I’ve been interested in the weather, particularly the severe kind, since I was a little kid (about 12 years ago, to be precise, since many people still see me as a kid, unfortunately). I definitely get excited every time there is even a hint of a thunderstorm, much to the amusement of friends and family.
Well, I think that’s enough about me as it sounds like I’m writing a book by this point.