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Heather Haley is a Meteorologist for Local 8 News. She was born and raised in Knoxville, and says she is proud to work in her hometown.

She grew up in Cedar Bluff and went to Farragut High School, and then on to the University of Tennessee. She is proud to be All Vol! She went back to school to focus on Meteorology and get a second bachelor’s degree, via the online program from Mississippi State.

Her husband is also from Knoxville. They have a son, a daughter, and a dog. They love to spend time outdoors as a family! They are often kayaking in the summer or just spending time in the backyard. They’re also very active in their church.

Heather says growing up in East Tennessee is helpful in her forecasting, because it can be difficult for others to understand the varying terrain. Witnessing how the Plateau, Valley, and the Smokies impact the weather is beneficial. She says meteorologists often refer to our region as one of the hardest to forecast, but Heather loves the challenge.
Heather can be found at community events and local schools on a regular basis.

She also loves crafts and do-it-yourself projects. From power tools to a needle and thread, she wants to give it a shot. She started a weekly segment years ago on Local 8 News This Morning called “Pinspiration”, where they try out crafts, projects, and recipes. It has grown to be a part of the Noon newscast every Wednesday as well, with a focus on cooking in the Food City Kitchen at Noon.

  • Favorite Food: Lasagna.

  • Favorite Musical Artist: Dolly Parton

  • Favorite Escape:Acting, Theatre

  • Hidden Talent: Know all the words to most Disney movies, including character voices.

  • Most Memorable Interview:It’s hard to pick just one – but I would say children are always the most fun to interview, because I love hearing the creative answers they can come up with.

  • My Hero: My grandmother, aka Nanny. Alzheimer’s took Faye Haley from us years before death.

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