Elissa Lynn joined News10 in 1996 from WRTV in Indianapolis. She is the chief meteorologist and covers the weather on the 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00 pm broadcasts. Elissa writes the local forecasts that appear daily in The Sacramento Bee, and her “Weather Wizard” student/ teacher guide that appears each fall as well. During her tenure at News10, Elissa has won a number of awards including an Emmy in the Children/Youth Segment category in 2002 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Northern California for “Baseball Weather.” She was presented with a first place Golden State Award in 2002 for her work on the Newspapers in Education series, “Weather Wizard,” and in 2001, was nominated for an Emmy in the On-Camera News Weather Casting category. Other professional honors include publication in the 2001 edition of Who’s Who in the World, the Missouri State Council Award for Literacy Promotion, the Porter Prize in Physics from Knox College and the Society of Women Engineers Merit Award in Science and Mathematics, among others. Elissa holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Television.
Kari is an anchor and reporter for KMAX, UPN Channel 31. Born and raised in Battletown, KY, she never saw a street sign until going to college, graduating from the University of Kentucky. She loves talking to people and getting to know their stories and always wanted a job that made a difference. To that end, she started out in Biochemistry, but was bitten by the Journalism bug and switched majors. Television gives her the chance to give people the information they need to make decisions throughout their day. Off camera, Kari loves to write, paint, cheer for the Kentucky Wildcats and is a huge college basketball fan. You can catch Kari anchoring “Good Day Sacramento” from 5:00am to 6:00am, then she’s off doing all kinds of wacky things throughout the rest of the show. Kari’s not only a co-host, she’s also a feature reporter.
KWOD Music Director and air-personality Marco Collins is a twenty-year vet of the radio/records and music business. Marco grew up in the Grass Valley region of Sacramento and started his radio career as a volunteer at KVMR Community Radio. He went on to be: Director of Music Programming for VH1, KNDD/Seattle, 91X/San Diego, KRCW/Santa Monica, KFSD/San Diego, Movement Records and Management Co., and Relativity Records.
At KWOD 106.5, Marco hosts the weekday Mid-Day show from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition, he can be heard on weekends hosting “Retro Revival” Sundays from 7 – 11 a.m. and “Sounds of Sacramento” on Sundays at 9 p.m. Marco also, as KWOD Music Director, maintains relationships with the record label industry and helps select the songs played by KWOD.
98 Rock’s night time personality, Leigh Taylor, is the quintessential “Rock Chick,” but there is more to her than meets the eye. Sure, she has all the necessary tattoos and attitude to qualify as a rocker girl, but Leigh can back it up with the fact that she had a hand in getting some of 98 Rock’s hottest acts to where they are today. Her connection to the music and also to the listeners is one that few can match. Not only is she a radio vet with over nine years experience behind the mic, she spent the last five years before coming to Sacramento living a Rock & Roll fantasy in Los Angeles. Leigh served as the Rock Editor of a major music industry trade magazine, getting the inside scoop on bands along with music and lifestyle trends. Writing for a music industry magazine, she got to set forth radio’s first introduction to superstars of today like Godsmack, System Of A Down and Disturbed. That inside knowledge connects Leigh with the music-hungry mob of 98 Rock listeners at night because her passion for their favorite artists is at the same powerful level. The only difference is that Leigh knows the bands and the stories behind them all.