Rachael Penton - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Rachael Penton

Anchor/Reporter/Meteorologist

rpenton@kalb.com

Rachael Penton joined the KALB team in February 2012 as a Meteorologist/Reporter. Rachael was promoted to Weekend Anchor and most recently to Jambalaya Co-Anchor/Reporter. Rachael wears many "hats" here at KALB and also fills-in as a Meteorologist, when needed.

In addition to her dedication to meteorology, Rachael also has a passion for news and in addition to anchoring on Jambalaya, she also does special reports for the station including the "Young Achiever Spotlight" seen regularly on News Channel 5 and CBS 2 during the school year. In the summer of 2013, she documented her storm chasing trip to the Great Plains in her "Searching for Storms" series.

She comes to Cenla from Mobile, Alabama where she was born and raised.

In May 2011, she received her bachelor's degree in meteorology from the University of South Alabama as well as a minor in geography. She is also currently working on her master's degree in Geosciences through Mississippi State University.

Rachael most recently worked as a weather intern at WLOX-TV in Biloxi, Mississippi, but has also gained valuable experience through both weather and news internships with WKRG-TV in Mobile.

 

In her spare time, Rachael enjoys traveling, relaxing by any of the Gulf Coast's beautiful beaches, and spending time with family and friends.

Rachael is looking forward to exploring the people and places of Central Louisiana and calling Alexandria her home away from home.

 

 

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