Award-winning journalist Allie Potter says she was “born” to be a meteorologist.
In 1989, as Hurricane Chantel stormed through Houston, Texas her momma went into labor.
On the way to the hospital, her dad’s F-150 got stuck in high water, the family of almost three had to be rescued and shortly after, Allie was born.
Allie’s adventures with hurricanes didn’t stop there.
She was raised in Louisiana and Texas.
As you might have guessed, she grew up evacuating hurricanes (or riding them out) every summer. In fact, while Allie’s dad would board up the house and her mom collected valuable items, Allie and her brother Andrew would be outside doing weather reports.
Allie grew up playing high school varsity volleyball and golf for three different teams including the Houston Golf Association. But instead of pursuing golf as a career, she chose broadcasting.
Her love for broadcasting was discovered during a mission's trip to New Orleans, where she helped victims of Hurricane Katrina.
From there, she worked in the entertainment business for hit television shows "America's Got Talent" and "X-Factor."
In 2010, Allie`s love for sports and broadcasting collided as she worked for the Houston Texans and Houston Astros. But her love for sports didn't stop there as she became the in-game host and Six Shooter (cheerleader) for the Texas Rangers for three seasons including the 2010 & 2011 World Series.
Since, 2012, she was chosen by MLB to cheer at the All-Star Game in Kansas City. Allie was also the emcee and host for University of Texas at Arlington Athletics and special events where she earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcasting.
In 2013, Allie switched her career route to news where she worked as a producer in Lafayette, Louisiana and then moved to Joplin, Missouri to be a reporter chasing tornadoes.
Allie’s career moved to the desk as she spent four years as KMTR’s morning anchor in Eugene, Oregon. She was also a volunteer golf coach for the Special Olympics.
In 2018, Allie moved to Tucson where she wore many hats at KVOA as the morning traffic anchor, news anchor/reporter and weather anchor. She was recognized for her live reporting with an Edward R. Murrow Award during the 2020 Presidential Election.
Now, three years since moving to Tucson, Allie has crossed the street to KOLD News 13 as a First Alert Weather Forecaster.
Out of all the job titles Allie has held, her favorite is “momma.”
She proudly calls herself a Boy Mom. She loves going on adventures, fishing, golfing, Monster Jam, and singing silly songs with her son Luke. Her fur-son Pierre sometimes tags along for the ride, too.
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