What It’s Like to Be…a TV Meteorologist

Tracking a 2.5-mile-wide tornado, fretting over forecasts, and waking up at 2:30am with Lacey Swope, a TV meteorologist for News 9 in Oklahoma City. How does she deal with fans and stalkers? And what is the “deformation zone”?

You can see Lacey’s daily forecasts on the News 9 website. She’s also on Instagram.

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About What It’s Like to Be…
In each episode of What It’s Like to Be…, bestselling author Dan Heath speaks with someone about what it’s like to walk in their (work) shoes. Behavioral Scientist serves as a distribution partner with episodes released every other week. Learn more about the podcast’s mission of “slow curiosity” here.

The “TV Meteorologist” episode of What It’s Like To Be… featured Lacey Swope. It was produced and edited by Matt Purdy. Copyright © 2023 by Dan Heath. All rights reserved.