Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BW Mass Comm Grad Forecasting West Coast Weather

Berg visiting BW, where her broadcasting career started 
Turn on the morning news in central California, and you'll find BW alumna Tamara Berg '04 keeping viewers of KCRA-TV updated on the weather.

Berg graduated magna cum laude from BW with a BA in broadcasting and mass communication, and credits deep involvement in campus organizations with developing many of the skills that have helped her build a successful broadcast career. Berg was a member of Alpha Phi, a D.J. and board member for The STING, campus radio stationstudent senator, fundraising chair-member for the Dance Marathon and a part of the Model United Nations team.

"All of these organizations helped me build my confidence, set goals and achieve them, and foster relationships. All of these things gave me the confidence to land job interviews and sit on boards for various organizations across the country," she said.
(Photo Courtesy: KCRA)

Berg, a self-proclaimed ‘weather geek’, has been working in the media for more than five years now. She got her start in the business working behind the scenes and after only a year was offered her first on-air position as a reporter and weather-caster, winning a Regional Emmy as part of Toledo’s Best Weekend Forecast.

After beefing up her weather credentials with a BS in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University, she is now a full-time weather forecaster for KCRA's Central Coast Morning News, as well as a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.