40/29 adds new meteorologist

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Arkansas native Laura Huckabee has been named meteorologist for KHBS/KHOG-TV.

An NWA-sealed meteorologist, Huckabee will bring 20 years of television forecasting experience to 40/29 News Sunrise, the station’s 4:30 – 7:00 a.m. weekday morning newscast. Her duties begin May 14.
For 10 years Laura Huckabee was a fixture on WGCL-TV in Atlanta, where she worked as morning meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in the country’s 9th largest television market. While there, Huckabee periodically traveled to New York City, where she delivered national forecasts for the CBS Network’s Saturday morning broadcast.

“Laura understands weather is the most important element in our morning newscast,” said KHBS/KHOG-TV President and General Manager Brian Sather. “I’m confident from day one viewers will enjoy her comfortable delivery and informative local forecasts.”

A native of Jonesboro, and graduate of Arkansas State University, Huckabee’s 20 year career  includes weathercasting positions at KAIT-TV in Jonesboro, KARK-TV in Little Rock, KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, in addition to WGCL-TV in Atlanta.

She earned her master’s degree in secondary education, and for the last two years has taught advanced science courses to middle grade students in the Atlanta metropolitan area. She’s also worked as a freelance meteorologist for several Southeastern television stations.

Huckabee is a cousin to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.