Natasha Stenbock is the Chief Meteorologist for KOIN 6 News Monday through Friday at 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
“I didn’t arrive in Portland by chance. Years of dedication to my work in meteorology and newly found faith allowed me to land my dream job in the great Pacific Northwest.”
While living in San Diego, Natasha went from being single to married with 2 stepkids and newborn twins in a year’s span. After the twins arrived, she had an overwhelming urge to raise her children near family in her original stomping grounds of Portland.
“I always imagined I would raise a family nestled between the mountains and ocean, and now here we are. I’m blessed with the most amazing twin mini-me’s, two wonderful blossoming pre-teens, and a rock star husband who knows his way around the kitchen. Thank God.”
Natasha broke into the business with a radio job in San Diego, then moved to TV in Redding, California.
“The learning curve was steep, but I loved the adrenaline rush of live TV.”
Over 17 years, Natasha has forecast weather in Bakersfield, San Diego, Sacramento and Minneapolis. She also worked as an embedded digital reporter covering an historical aerospace event — Red Bull Stratos.
In that, an Austrian skydiver jumped from a floating platform in the stratosphere (127,852.4 ft) and broke the sound barrier with his body in freefall. The scientific mission yielded life-saving strategies for future space travelers.
Her team won a 2012 Streamy Award and a Sports Emmy for their work.
Natasha received the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval in 2009 and is an active member of the Oregon Chapter. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Pepperdine University and will soon have her Geosciences degree from Mississippi State University. She spent the last few years volunteering for the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities and San Diego.
She’s also been a licensed pilot since 2008 and an AAUS scuba diver, working on research dives supporting marine reserve environments and marine biology research. And she offers weather lessons to elementary schools.