Derek Kevra

Derek Kevra

Meteorologist

Michigan is my home and I am a local boy through and through: born and raised in Livonia, I attended Stevenson High School, Riley Middle School and Coolidge Elementary. Being able to forecast for the region I grew up in is a dream come true.

I received my Meteorology degree from the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences department of the University of Michigan. In 2012, I was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal from the American Meteorological Society. 

According to the AMS, the seal represents that, "the holder meets specific educational and experience criteria and has passed rigorous testing in their knowledge and communication of meteorology and related sciences needed to be an effective broadcast meteorologist." I am honored to have won multiple Emmys for Best Weathercast in Michigan by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

After interning at Fox 2 News my career started at KDRV in Medford, OR as their morning meteorologist. Two years later I jumped to New Orleans, where I worked at WWL-TV. Studying Tropical Meteorology in school helped prepare me for the extensive severe weather coverage we had during hurricane season. In 2012, Hurricane Isaac made landfall less than 100 miles south of New Orleans and we were on air 24 hours a day for 5 straight days.  It was definitely an event that showed me the true power of Mother Nature.

There is no place I'd rather be than back home in Metro Detroit at Fox 2 News. Outside of work my wife and I are kept busy with our 2 kids (and dog) and love traveling Up North. Life is good!

The latest from Derek Kevra

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The Impact of the Death of Kobe Bryant

Many of us don't personally know Kobe Bryant, but the news of his death is creating a lot of emotions. The People Expert, Dr. Sabrina Jackson joins us to discuss why his death may be difficult to deal with.

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"A BRONX TALE" at the Fisher Theatre

Broadway In Detroit is pleased to announce that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre, January 21 - February 2, 2020.

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8th annual Bocce with the Brothers Fundraiser to benefit the Capuchin Ministries

Friday, January 24 Shelving Inc. will host their 8th annual Bocce with the Brothers Fundraiser to benefit the Capuchin Ministries. The event will feature live entertainment, unlimited bocce ball, and a unique opportunity to mingle with the Capuchin Brothers. The Capuchin Ministries is a staple of the Metro Detroit community as they attend to spiritual and other basic human needs, by hosting food and clothing drives, neighborhood clean-ups, substance abuse programs, and more.

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Getting organized in the new year with IKEA

Whether you're setting new resolutions or simply seeking a sanctuary at home where you can relax and reset, IKEA has everything you need to update your space and start your year off at right.

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Retiring with a purpose

A The LifeMethod™Coach joins us on the couch to talk about how overwhelming retirement can be if you don't have a purpose.