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Mackenzie Lake

Mackenzie Lake

Mackenzie Lake joined News Channel 3-12 as a morning weather anchor in June of 2023.

Mackenzie was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where she quickly fell in love with the fast paced and complex climate. Growing up in the hail capitol of the U.S, she was no stranger to severe weather and needed to know more. From a young age she fell in love with the Weather Channel and knew she was destined to pursue a career in Meteorology. Her love for broadcast didn't start until senior year of high school when she interned at KRDO in Colorado Springs, from there she knew the news industry was calling her name.

After high school, Mackenzie earned her B.S in Atmospheric Science with an emphasis in Meteorology along with a minor in math and communications from the University of Northern Colorado. In college she was an active participant in sports, clubs and extracurricular activities. She was the President of the American Meteorological Society, a broadcast Meteorologist for her college news station and was part of a sorority on campus. In her free time she was always outside hiking, camping or chasing storms (literally). Mackenzie was lucky enough to participate in UNCO's first storm chasing course and has since seen two tornados.

After graduating, Mackenzie became a broadcast Meteorologist for a little under a year in Oregon, where she crafted her severe forecasting skills, worked closely with the National Weather Service and reported live in the field. She is new to the Santa Barbara area, but is very excited to learn and improve her coastal forecasting skills.

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