Arkansan Returns to Home State....
KHBS-KHOG Press Release Arkansas native Laura Huckabee has been named meteorologist for KHBS/KHOG-TV. An NWA-sealed meteorologist, Huckabee will bring twenty years of television forecasting experience to 40/29 News Sunrise, the station’s 4:30 – 7:00 a.m. weekday morning newscast. Huckabee’s family roots run deep in Arkansas, including being cousin to Mike Huckabee, Arkansas’ former Governor.
For ten years Laura Huckabee was a fixture on WGCL-TV in Atlanta, where she worked as morning meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in the country’s 9th largest television market. While there, Huckabee periodically traveled to New York City, where she delivered national forecasts for the CBS Network’s Saturday morning broadcast.
“Laura understands weather is the most important element in our morning newscast,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager, Brian Sather. “I’m confident from day one viewers will enjoy her comfortable delivery and informative local forecasts.” According to 40/29 News Director, Dawn Dugle, “Laura understands Arkansas and the surrounding area’s weather and will be a great asset to the Sunrise team.”
A native of Jonesboro, and graduate of Arkansas State University, Huckabee’s 20 year career includes weathercasting positions at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, KARK-TV in Little Rock, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, in addition to WGCL-TV in Atlanta. She earned her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, and for the last two years has been teaching advanced science courses to middle grade students in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She’s also worked as a freelance meteorologist for several Southeastern television stations.
You can see Laura weekday mornings from 4:30 – 7:00 a.m. on 40/29 News Sunrise beginning May 14th.