Rhonda Lee, chief meteorologist for New York state and western Massachusetts, has been in love with local news and weather for just about as long as she can remember.
Her parents claim she made her first comments about the weather after a tornado when she was just 2 years old. As a kid, Rhonda’s dad asked her what she wanted to do when she grew up. She turned towards the local news playing on the television and told him, “I want to do that.”
Rhonda was born in Texas, but has lived in towns and cities all across the country. Rhonda loves to say the USA is her hometown.
Rhonda was in high school when she got her first big break on television as one of the four hosts of the “Fox Kids Club” in Wichita, Kansas. She also interned at almost every TV station in Wichita’s news department.
Rhonda earned her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in mass communications and American ethnic studies. She then completed Mississippi State University’s Geosciences/Broadcast Meteorology Program.
She’s worked as a meteorologist in New York, New York, Austin, Texas, Shreveport, Louisiana, Seattle, Washington and Rapid City, South Dakota. Now she’s proud to call Syracuse home.
Rhonda’s jams include weather, food (growing it in her garden and cooking it) and football. She loves everything about Kansas State University and a "zeee-phi" out to her beloved sorority Zeta Phi Beta. She is also a Mother member of Jack and Jill of America and on the board for Look, Listen and Learn, a multicultural children’s television show based out of Seattle.
Rhonda and her husband are long distance runners who have completed many full and half marathons. Together, they are raising a fantastic little boy.