Kelley Bayern joined the KOIN 6 News team as the weekday Morning Meteorologist in July 2018.
Born and raised in Seattle, Kelley graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science and a minor in Mathematics. Working mostly behind the scenes in weather data and analysis, her internship with Seattle’s KOMO 4 weather team sparked her interest to step in front of the camera and pursue a career in broadcast meteorology.
Before arriving in Portland, Kelley spent three years as a meteorologist in Tri-Cities, Washington at KEPR Action News. While there, Kelley forecast through record-breaking winter snowfall and severe icing events across the Columbia Basin. Her morning team’s coverage of a fast spreading wildfire during the summer of 2017 earned them an Emmy nomination.
Outside of work, Kelley enjoys the active lifestyle as a climber and mountaineer. She has summited the tallest peaks in Washington, and plans to tackle the eight volcanic peaks that Oregon has to offer. She keeps her outdoor blog, “The Northwest Bear,” up to date with her latest adventures and plans to one day grow it into a non-profit organization focusing on environmental conservation.
Kelley is excited to be back in a city that feels like home. Please don’t hesitate to contact her with weather questions and observations!