Travis Klanecky joined the Weather Team in June of 2008. He is a St. Paul native and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology/Climatology.
Travis Klanecky joined the weather team in June of 2008. He is a St. Paul native and a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology/Climatology.
While in college, he was an intern at KOLN/KGIN in Lincoln. After graduating, he moved on to become the morning meteorologist at KDLT in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After a year in Sioux Falls, Travis and his wife moved back to Central Nebraska to be closer to family and friends.
Travis' interest in weather began at a very young age. When he was two, St. Paul was struck by a tornado. His favorite aspect of meteorology is severe weather. During the severe weather season, he occasionally makes it out into the field to chase storms, hoping to bring that video back to viewers watching at home.
Travis enjoys presenting his forecast to the people of Nebraska and Northern Kansas. He says, "because I grew up here, I have a great understanding of how the weather works in the Central Plains. Having a career that I love makes those early mornings so much easier to handle."
Besides the weather, Travis enjoys spending his free time with wife and two kids. He's a faithful fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in collegiate sports and the New England Patriots in the NFL.
Travis' faith is also very important to him. He is a member and elder at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doniphan. "I love being able to serve the Lord in such a unique way on television. I try to live as a Christian example both on screen and in my everyday life."
Finally, he says "I am so humbled by all the support I get from the wonderful viewers across Nebraska. If it wasn't for all of you, I wouldn't even have a job that I love to do every day. Thank you so much for watching."