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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Wine Wednesday: Black & Wine Night

Vinotecca in Birmingham hosts: The Black & Wine Night. This wine dinner costs: $95 and gets you a five course meal, paired with five different wines. Folks can call the restaurant at (248) 203-6600 for tickets and additional info.

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"Come From Away" at Detroit's Fisher Theatre

The national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre for a limited engagement, October 1 - 13, 2019. COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com.