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10 Within 10 Recognition

Emily Wahls '14

Emily Wahls is wearing a maroon top for a professional headshot photo.

College: College of Science and Engineering

As chief meteorologist at FOX 32 in Chicago, Emily keeps the country’s third-largest TV market informed about everything from sunny weekend forecasts to impending severe weather. She stepped into the top role before turning 30, and she is among a select group of women – just 8% of the field – who are chief meteorologists.

Before heading to Chicago, Emily worked as a meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in Lansing, then as chief meteorologist for Lansing’s NBC affiliate. While in Lansing, she was named Best Local TV News Personality by readers of the Lansing City Pulse, and she earned recognition for hosting the “Your Great Lakes Forecast” podcast. She was also featured on the Emmy-winning kids’ science show “Curious Crew,” produced by WKAR and carried on PBS stations across the country.

Emily makes herself available to advise current students on how to succeed in the broadcast industry. She is a role model for young women in CMU’s meteorology program, showing them just how far they can go.