Jill Szwed joined the LEX 18 StormTracker weather team as the weekend meteorologist in May 2016, and she is thrilled to call the bluegrass home!
Family and friends knew from an early age that Jill wanted to be a meteorologist. Her interest in the weather began in her sixth grade science class and her passion grew through experiencing severe flooding, countless snowstorms, and a tornado that hit the downtown area of her hometown Pittsburgh, PA.
Jill graduated with a degree in Meteorology and Communication from Saint Louis University, home of the Billikens.
Jill loves reading and sharing this love with children of all ages. She will join Mayor Linda Gorton for the ribbon cutting and will read stories throughout the kickoff event.