Meteorologist at WPTA Fort Wayne
Liz Braden is the weekend meteorologist and a multimedia journalist for Fort Wayne's NBC. Liz was raised across the state in northwest Indiana, affectionately known as "The Region." She never intended on entering the meteorology field, but fell in love with the science of weather after taking a geography class at Ball State University. She later went on two cross-country storm chasing trips, which confirmed her passion. In the summer of 2019, Liz saw 10 tornadoes while storm chasing in the Plains!
Liz received a Bachelor's degree in Meteorology & Climatology from Ball State University in December 2019. While at Ball State, Liz was involved in Ball State's student media organization NewsLink Indiana, where she provided on-air forecasts to Delaware county. Liz also served as the Chief Weather Forecaster for WCRD 91.3FM, Ball State's on-campus radio station where she guided a team of forecasters. Additionally, she led Ball State's weather morning show Waking Up with Cardinal Weather as Executive Producer.
Prior to arriving in Fort Wayne, Liz most recently spent some time at Fort Wayne's NBC's sister station--WAOW--in Wausau, Wisconsin as a meteorologist. When she's not delivering the forecast or breaking down the science of weather, she enjoys mapmaking, hiking, fishing, and being outdoors. She also loves making trips to schools to teach kids about weather and science.