Hello everyone! My name is Katie Frazier, and I am both a weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for KVIA.
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and graduated from Centennial High School in 2017. Growing up, I always had a passion for marine biology, and I recall wanting to help rehabilitate sick or injured ocean animals. However, in the summer after my junior year, I realized that there weren’t really that many jobs for marine biologists. I didn’t know what to do next, but knew that I loved looking at clouds and watching the radar for ANY drops of rain or thunderstorms that would occasionally pop up in Las Vegas. While that might sound silly, that is exactly how I ended up here in El Paso.
My next step took me to the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. Mobile gets an average of 67 inches of rain a year, and is actually the rainiest city in the United States. There, I studied various maths such as calculus 1-3, differential equations, statistics, and various physics classes as well. The path to a meteorology degree is not easy, so if you are interested- just be aware. In May 2021, I graduated cum laude with a major in meteorology and a minor in communications. Shortly after, I relocated to El Paso where I began working in June 2021.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any weather questions, weather/cloud pictures, story ideas, or questions about getting a degree in meteorology. If you see me in public, don’t be shy to say hello.