Emily Borchard is a meteorologist and traffic anchor with Spectrum News Austin and San Antonio, joining the team in 2014.
Emily grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was interested in weather at a young age. She was afraid of thunderstorms growing up, so wanted to study meteorology to understand why storms become violent and dangerous. Emily has a Bachelor of Science in meteorology and a minor in communications from Texas A&M University.
Emily started her TV career in her hometown of Corpus Christi at KZTV, and then headed out west to Midland/Odessa where she was a morning meteorologist at KWES-TV.
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
B.S. Degree in Meteorology
Minor in Communications
Deliver forecasts and traffic updates during the weekday mornings from 6-9 AM, and forecasts for the weekend mornings. Use social media, including Facebook and Twitter to get weather and traffic alerts out to public. Equipment used: WSI MAX.
KWES, Midland, TX
March 2011–May 2014
Deliver and produce forecasts weekdays during 5-7 AM newscasts. Perform radio updates for major local radio stations daily. Covers severe, winter, and fire weather. Heavy use of social media to get weather updates to public. Forecast equipment, Weather Central.
KZTV, Corpus Christi, TX
Weekend and Morning Meteorologist
June 2009–December 2010
Presented weather forecasts for morning, noon, and weekend newscasts. Assisted in severe and tropical weather coverage. Maintained daily weather website and social media content.
KBTX, College Station, TX
August 2006–January 2009
Generated weather graphics on Weather Central computer, and composed closed captions for weather casts. Practiced weather show on chroma key wall. Helped with breaking severe weather events.
KAMU RADIO, College Station, TX
Spring 2006–December 2008
Organized schedule, maintained communication between forecasters and announcers, and created local forecasts weekly for broadcasts.
Texas A&M Research Foundation
Look at precipitation climatology of the Caribbean using data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP).
WAVY-TV, Norfolk, VA
KOSA-TV, Odessa, TX
Public Information Officer
City of Buda, TX
Former News Director
Contact information provided upon request.