CHERYL LEMKE
 Resume EXPERIENCE WICS-TV – Springfield, IL February 2015 – Present Chief Meteorologist WOWT-TV – Omaha, Nebraska February 2013 – February 2015 Broadcast Meteorologist WOWK-TV – Omaha, Nebraska February 2013 – October 2014 On-Air Meteorologist Prepared and delivered daily local and regional weather reports for television, digital channel, radio, internet, and social media platforms. Broadcasted on various special community and calendar event happenings. Anchored daily weathercasts for television, radio, and web usage. Reported live in the field during significant breaking weather events. Represented station at public events and school visits. WSBT-TV – South Bend, Indiana August 2011- December 2011 Interim Chief Meteorologist Led weather department; providing accurate and reliable regional and local weather forecasts for television, radio, newsprint, internet, and social media platforms. Prepared and distributed weather and marine forecasts on daily basis. Created and rendered daily weather graphics on the Weather Central computer system. Produced and voiced multiple weather forecasts daily for three affiliate radio stations. Composed and provided daily weather data and forecasts to be printed in the South Bend Tribune newspaper. Proactive with disseminating comprehensive weather updates for Facebook and Twitter. WXIA-TV - Atlanta, Georgia 2010- August 2011 Weather Anchor and Producer Oversaw daily weather coverage and coordinate school visits and other community outreach opportunities for the weather department. Served as fill-in weather anchor for both on-air and on-line. Researched and composed various science, climate and weather-related articles for web distribution. Prepared and delivered written and video weather forecasts for internet, digital channel, and other platforms. Reported live from the field during significant weather events. Wrote and reported weather stories and packages. INDEPENDENT VOICE-OVER WORK - Atlanta, Georgia 1991 - Present Voice-Over Talent Perform as announcer and voice talent for various local commercials and instructional tapes/CD’s/DVD’s. THE WEATHER CHANNEL - Atlanta, Georgia June 1986- November 2008 On-Air Meteorologist Broadcasted accurate, easy-to-understand local, regional, national, and international weather information. Successfully co-hosted an early morning show with solid ratings for sixteen years. At one point contributed to a 25% jump in ratings. Increased ratings shares by 35% while solo hosting late night weather coverage. Daily demonstrated exceptional organizational skills by utilizing maps and graphics to clearly and precisely highlight top weather stories. Produced and proficiently assembled weather maps and graphics to convey compelling weather information. Reported live from the field on a number of occasions including during severe weather episodes. Conducted live interviews with state and federal Emergency Management officials during significant weather events including tornado outbreaks and landfalling hurricanes. Reported major weather events from update desk with poise, thoroughness, and a calm demeanor. Wrote and anchored topical weather/climate stories ranging from drought impacting farmers to harnessing wind energy. Served as talent on video forecasts for Weather.com, broadband, and other wireless platforms. Represented The Weather Channel for a variety of community functions and affiliate sales/cable promotional events. Volunteered to talk to numerous school and civic groups to better educate the public about weather. WTHI-TV – Terre Haute, Indiana September 1983-May 1986 Lead Meteorologist and Talent Prepared regional forecasts and graphics for weathercasts. Delivered daily weathercasts for prime-time evening broadcasts and then later for four radio stations. Announced forecasts/weather updates for four radio stations. Reported live from remote sites. Produced and performed as talent for environmental/science packages. ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Experienced in using Newsmaker, Clickability and ENPS newsroom computer systems. Experienced in creating maps and weather graphics on Weather Central computer systems. Possess working knowledge of EDIUS and Anvato systems for editing and video retrieval. Knowledgeable with Baron’s Doppler radar system. Trained in interpreting Doppler radar products. Skilled with using Skytracker and WSI Titan HD radar graphics. Proficient in utilizing WeatherPro as well as WSI TruVu MAX weather graphics systems. Experienced in operating INEWS/VIZ Weather Player Systems. Knowledgeable in deciphering NAM, MOS, NGM, LFM, ETA, AVN, and MRF forecast models. Adept in translating and acquiring WSI weather data. Proactive in continuing educational growth using COMET training modules offered by NOAA. EDUCATION Post Graduate Studies Indiana State University 1983 - 1986 Emphasis in Broadcasting. University of Nebraska-Omaha 1982 - 1983 Emphasis in Broadcasting/Communications. B.S. Degree Iowa State University 1978 - 1982 Major in Meteorology with a double minor in Mathematics and Psychology. ACHIEVEMENTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient for 2006 from Iowa State University. Broadcast Seal of Approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. Member of the Phi Eta Sigma and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies for Academic Excellence. References Available Upon Request