Katie Boer is a Meteorologist and award winning journalist at 8 News Now in Las Vegas.
Born and raised in Seattle -- the Pacific Northwest has always been home -- but Katie has a heart for adventure and is excited to make the move to Las Vegas.
Katie started her career in broadcast at the ripe old age of 10. Her calling in TV was apparent after she'd take her handheld Sony Handycam camera and interview her grandparents, aunts and uncles about why they were in attendance at family gatherings. Obviously this was a clear launching point for a lifestyle in journalism -- leading to her next big break as a local cable sports anchor and reporter years later for Garden Grove City Cable 3 in Orange County, California before graduating college.
Prior to arriving in Las Vegas, Katie served as the weekday Morning Meteorologist at KREM 2 and KSKN in Spokane, Washington and as a weather anchor and reporter at KVAL in Eugene, Oregon.
She's a hands-on journalist known around the Northwest for her extreme stunts err "reports" on skydiving, lawn mower racing and scuba diving with nearly 200 sharks for her "Extreme Katie" sports segment. Prior to KVAL, Katie worked as an anchor/reporter at KPIC in Roseburg, Oregon.
Katie graduated from Biola University in Southern California in two and a half years with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and received her Broadcast Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University.
She's a former ball girl for the Seattle Mariners and an avid Seattle sports fan. Katie loves motivating the next generation by being involved with local schools.
A few fun facts… Katie is a twin, was once a certified forklift operator and can do a perfect seagull call.
When she's not working, her Golden Retriever Murphy likes to take her on long walks to the nearest dog park. While Katie has received a number of awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists she’s most proud of her faith and her close ties to her family.
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