Kalee Dionne is a Meteorologist at WFAA in Dallas, TX, specializing in television and digital weather forecasting and reporting.
1) Who are you? Kalee started at WFAA in December of 2019. She was previously a Meteorologist at NBC 5 Chicago and 41 Action News in Kansas City, MO. In the fall of 2014, she was voted Kansas City's Best Meteorologist by KC Magazine. She joined the team back in April of 2013 after three years of giving the daily weather and traffic reports every morning Monday through Friday on Wake Up Alabama in Birmingham, AL.
In 2011, Kalee was brought to a new level of excellence in her weather broadcasting career. On April 27th, a strong line of tornadoes decimated the state of Alabama. April 27th was a part of a super-tornado outbreak that was one of the largest in US history. The WIAT-TV weather team went wall to wall with their coverage. Kalee kicked off the coverage from early morning until late at night. The broadcast featured live images of tornadoes destroying parts of Alabama. 243 people were killed in the outbreak.
It’s a day that Kalee will never forget, but her professionalism and team approach to the coverage received recognition in competition. WIAT won numerous broadcast honors through the Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press and Alabama Broadcasters Association- including Station of the Year. It was in large part due to the efforts of the weather team during that terrible day. Kalee also was chosen to speak at the 2011 National Weather Association Conference about the Social Media and the effectiveness during the Deep South Outbreak on April 27, 2011.
2) What are your interests? In her free time, Kalee enjoys singing and dancing, which she sings the National Anthem at local sporting events, including a Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Kansas City Royals baseball games, Chicago Bulls basketball game, Chicago Fire & Sporting KC soccer matches, National NASCAR race and even a Dallas Star preseason game. She also enjoys working out! Pilates and weight lifting are her favorites.
3) What do you like about working at WFAA? Kalee is excited to move back south to be able to forecast North Texas' crazy weather and happy to be working with the amazing people that make up WFAA . Most importantly, she brings a lot of severe weather experience to keep the people of North Texas safe.
4) What's one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? Kalee has recently become a new mom back in 2018. Her and her husband Jonathan were blessed with their daughter Mila through adoption and they are very big advocates for adoption.