Kevin Coskren Chief Meteorologist

Kevin always had a passion for weather. “I remember the blizzard of 1978 when I was a kid in New Jersey. I watched the snow pile up next to a yardstick outside the kitchen sliding glass door. There was lightning and thunder and during all this I wondered how it all worked,” Kevin recalls.

Kevin's quest for knowledge took him to  the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and to the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his Masters of Science degree in Meteorology. Kevin earned the AMS Seal of Approval in 1999 while forecasting weather for WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In June of 1999, Kevin moved to Lincoln and became News8's first morning meteorologist. “I like to talk, I love forecasting weather and I love to teach,” says Kevin. “And I get to do all these things as a television broadcast meteorologist,” he adds. Kevin became Channel 8 Eyewitness News' Chief Meteorologist in April of 2001.

Since coming to Channel 8 KLKN-TV, the staff has gained some weight, partially due to the fact the Kevin's wife is a good cook and she enjoys sharing her creations. In his spare time Kevin loves to watch the Weather Channel; no surprise there. He also enjoys writing jokes, playing tennis and watching his beloved Red Sox and Patriots on TV. He enjoys the benefits of living in Lincoln. “It's the perfect size…not too big and not too small,” says Kevin