KALB in Central Louisiana has a new chief meteorlogist.

Rachael Penton will take over and do the weather on the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. shows during the week for the Gray station.

“I am honored and excited to be leading the next generation of the First Alert Storm Team forward,” Penton said. “As the only source of on-air weather information in central Louisiana, our weather team plays a crucial role in keeping central Louisiana safe from impending severe weather. My goal is to break down the complicated science of meteorology and explain it in a way that’s easy for anyone to understand, conveying the most accurate weather information to the public. I am also looking forward to serving as a role model for local students in our brand new First Alert Weather Lab outreach program.”

“It’s great to see someone who started their career here at KALB come back to Alexandria, now in a spot leading the weather team,” said News Director Allie Purser. “Rachael has so many skills that are invaluable to our station, and I’m excited to see what she does next as Chief Meteorologist.”

She takes over for Tom Konvicka, who was with the station for more than three decades.

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