Amber Wheeler is an AP award winning Meteorologist for Good Day Dakota. She joined the KX family in March of 2012 and has been waking up North Dakota each weekday morning since October of 2012.
A proud North Carolina native, Amber graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a News and Documentary degree. She started her television career in 2006 as a Multi-Media Journalist and Newscast Director at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, NC.
One of her earliest memories was from when her father rushed herself and her sister into their church to escape the path of a tornado. It’s that day along with her memories from Hurricane Fran in 1996 that Amber realized the power of Mother Nature. She became fascinated by certain local meteorologists and news reporters and their ability to humbly talk you through catastrophic weather events. That love of science and communication led her to study Geoscience and Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University.
Her work in the community is where she prides herself the most. She taught kids the art of film making at the Boys and Girls Club, helped build homes in Minot with Habitat for Humanity after the 2011 flood. Amber was a YWCA board member in Minot, a women and children’s homeless shelter. To this day, she continues to campaign for women in poverty.
Amber loves being outdoors, trying new foods, reading and travel. She once obtained permission to travel into North Korea with her sister. Amber has a cat, Frank and a dog, Tina. Her role models have always been: Maya Angelou, Meteorologist Greg Fishel and the late journalist, Marie Colvin.