State University of New York at Oswego, B.S. in Meteorology. Minors: Mathematics, Communication & Social Interaction
Lucy is originally from the Boston area but has spent the last four years forecasting and living in Colorado! She stayed in the northeast for her education, graduating Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Meteorology. Just a few days after graduation, she made the cross country move to Colorado Springs, CO to begin her career at KKTV, the CBS affiliate. Lucy has covered historic blizzards, tornadoes, windstorms, the largest wildfires in Colorado state history and dust storms … they truly “get it all” in Colorado! Lucy is excited to forecast on a national level and continue her passion of explaining the science behind the weather!
Q&A with Lucy Bergemann
What inspired you to become a meteorologist?
I am passionate about the science behind the weather, but even more passionate about explaining it to viewers! I got into broadcasting to impact the community and the public with the science education. I want to help people understand the "WHYS" of weather.
What is your most memorable weather experience?
In December 2005, I experienced "thundersnow" for the first time in the Boston, MA area. That storm produced 3 FEET of snow. I remember being so fascinated that it could thunder while snowing and having a "snow day" the following. I also remember my family's van getting stuck in the snow ... but less favorably. That event got me interested in the weather, where becoming a meteorologist naturally followed.
Outside of weather, what are your hobbies and interests?
I have been a competitive figure skater for over 15 years of my life. Although, I have stepped away from the competitive side of things, I still coach at local rinks. I LOVE watching my students grow and develop on and off the ice! Living in Colorado, I also love to get outdoors, hiking and biking whenever possible.
Besides your parents, who has influenced you the most in your life?
I would say my weather mentors and former figure skating coaches. My former coaches and current mentors have really instilled in me what it means to be passionate, poised and professional in my personal life as well as on air.
What is a little known fact about you?
I'm trying to become a gardener! Last summer, I was able to grow my own herbs and successfully picked a few strawberries. I'm hoping to branch out in the upcoming seasons and really develop my "green thumb"
What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
I think that understanding the weather is crucial to people to help plan and prepare for current weather or upcoming events. Weather technology has grown tremendously even within the last 10-15 years and I’m excited to see how much more precise the science can get in the future.