Storm Team 3 Chief Meteorologist
Kris Allred is the Chief Meteorologist at WSAV News 3, reporting on the 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts and digital platforms.
Hired in 2007, Kris became the first female chief of the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry and now serves as the longest-serving chief in WSAV history. In this time, Kris has covered several major weather events and historic storms. She flew right into Hurricane Sandy with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve. Kris provided 17 straight hours of live storm coverage during Hurricane Matthew. Then just one year later, Kris led her team with wall-to-wall coverage of Hurricane Irma.
Voted Savannah’s favorite meteorologist, Kris has also received several awards for her storm coverage and weather-related programs.
Kris, who knew at the age of 17 that she wanted to be a meteorologist, is dedicated to educating kids about weather and science. She helped to create the popular segment Weather Wise Kids on WSAV, which airs a question from a local student every week. She also provides several weather presentations every year, talking to any age group from toddlers to senior citizens.
Kris’s passion doesn’t end with the weather. She’s also committed to helping the community. Over the past ten years, she has volunteered for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Salvation Army, the United Way, the National Weather Service, Senior Citizens Inc., the American Red Cross, the Junior League of Savannah and the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. She currently serves on the board for the American Red Cross and Savannah Arts Academy.
Kris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication and telecommunication and film from The University of Alabama. She later attended Mississippi State where she earned her Master’s degree in Meteorology. Kris holds the AMS seal in meteorology.
Fun fact about Kris… she was a four-year Crimsonette in the Million Dollar Band of the University of Alabama. Twirling since the age of nine, she became a world baton champion in high school. Winning such awards, Kris was chosen to perform throughout the world, including Russia and Peru.
Kris lives on Wilmington Island with her two children, Eli and Carson, and their dog named Tucker. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active, running, going to the beach and taking in the sights and sounds of our beautiful city.