Luke has always been drawn to weather and the affects of weather. He grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. In 1993, he remembers surveying the damage caused by river flooding when his mom took the family to see how the Mississippi invaded the river town of Alton, Illinois.
As Luke grew up, his love for weather didn't change, but he initially chose a to pursue a career in engineering. That all changed when a building where he worked, was destroyed by a storm, while he was inside. Luke then decided to start his quest to understand the atmosphere and enrolled in the Meteorology program at the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree.
Before coming to Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Luke worked for "OU Nightly", the university's news program and completed an internship at News 9 in Oklahoma City. Explaining another reason why he chose his profession Luke says, "I love to teach, so not only do I get to study the weather everyday, I also get to explain why certain weather is happening".
In his spare time, the self admitted "night owl", enjoys working out, fishing, being on a lake, watching movies and, believe it or not, storm chasing. You can see meteorologist Luke Dorris' weather forecasts weekdays during the Channel 8 Eyewitness News 5, 6 and 10 programs.
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