Liana Brackett is an on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, who recently joined the network from Fox 12 Oregon in Portland, Oregon where she served as meteorologist.
Originally raised in Temecula, California, Brackett began her weather journey at Arizona State University where she initially studied broadcast meteorology. Fascinated with weather forecasting, she decided to change her major and transfer to University of California, Davis to study meteorology. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science in 2009.
Liana started her career working as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Portland, Oregon. She spent over six years issuing watches, warnings, and advisories for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. She received several awards for outstanding forecasting and teamwork during significant weather outbreaks with the National Weather Service.
Where are you from?
Where did you go to college?
I spent 2 years at Arizona State University, then transferred and graduated from UC Davis in Northern California.
What's your favorite season?
Summer! I love summer BBQs, 4th of July, and beach trips.
How long have you been with The Weather Channel?
I've been with the company since October 2016.
What's your favorite weather memory?
My first time seeing falling snow...it was my first winter at the National Weather Service in Portland, OR and it started snowing during my shift. I loved it while I was at the office, but the excitement wore off when it took me 3 hours to get home!
What is your most memorable/funniest on-camera moment?
My most memorable moment would have to be my very first time on-air. Talk about an adrenaline rush!
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I used to compete in Latin/Ballroom dancing back in college and I spent a few years dancing en pointe in ballet.
What sparked your passion for weather?
I really became fascinated by the weather during monsoon season in Arizona. It's amazing how Mother Nature takes care of the desert southwest. After a few years there, I decided to change my major to Atmospheric Science and transferred schools to learn more about meteorology.
If you could only have one piece of weather data what would you choose and why?
Ooo, that's a tough one. If I HAD to choose one, it would be wind speed/direction. I have a love-hate relationship with wind...it can make-or-break your forecast and it can ruin a good hair day.
What do you want to say to our fans?
I want to say "hi!" and I look forward to being weather geeks together.