Alex O’Brien joins the First Alert5 Weather team in Colorado Springs as a native returning to her home state. She grew up in Greeley and attended college at CU – Boulder before transferring to the Metropolitan State University of Denver meteorology program.
After graduating, she worked in Denver as a producer at WeatherNation TV. She then moved to Lubbock, TX for a job as a weekday morning meteorologist in the Hub City for KAMC News.
In Lubbock, she gained extensive experience covering severe drought conditions, and severe weather, including coverage of tornadoes and baseball-sized hail. With her education from a Denver-based university, Alex has knowledge of all things that make Colorado weather so unique!
In her free time, Alex loves to hike, sample new foods, and try all of Colorado’s local craft breweries.You may find her at the farmer’s market on the weekend, or enjoying the endless scenery.