Nelson County's very own Kevin Harned, a graduate of Purdue University, began his career at WAVE 3 in June 1998.
Over the years Kevin has worked with the area's best meteorologists: Tom Wills and John Belski, Kevin's mentor. Upon the announcement of John's retirement in September 2010, Kevin was named Chief Meteorologist at WAVE 3. Kevin first met John in the 7th grade and managed to keep in touch with him for years before working under his direction.
"After all these years at WAVE 3, it's time for Kevin Harned to take the reins and lead the weather team," Belski said upon his retirement.
Kevin says he looks forward to carrying on the tradition of Louisville's best weather team with accurate, dependable forecasts delivered in a personable, yet professional manner.
Kevin was one of the youngest members of the American Meteorological Society to receive the AMS Television Broadcast Seal of Approval.
He enjoys forecasting, but says there is nothing like witnessing the power of nature.
Taking a hands-on approach, you'll see Kevin chasing tornadoes and hurricanes, standing in floods and the worst winter storms -- working for you, keeping you and your family safe.
Kevin's favorite weather is 70 degrees and sunny, but he also enjoys a good thunderstorm.
In his spare time, Kevin likes to water ski and spend time with friends and family.
In his years at WAVE 3, Kevin has hosted WAVE 3 Listens, filled in on the anchor desk and even delivered breaking news a time or two. He currently hosts Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs across the Commonwealth.
Kevin makes numerous community appearances and uses his so-called "weird" hobby of auctioneering to benefit many local charities.
Because of his involvement in countless organizations and events, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce recognized Kevin as its 2012 Man of the Year. Kevin has also been named Best TV Weathercaster by the readers of Louisville Magazine in its annual "Best of Louisville" edition for the past seven years.
Kevin says that weather is his hobby and people are his passion.
Kevin Harned's forecasts can be seen weeknights on WAVE 3 News at 5, 5:30, 6, 7 and 11, the WAVE 3 Weather App.
WAVE 3 News Meteorologists Kevin Harned and Ryan Hoke gathered with Meteorologist Dan McKemy from the National Weather Service in Louisville on Friday night to discuss the latest on the Saturday severe weather, wind, and flood potential.
The WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team works tirelessly every single day to keep families in WAVE County safe. As the area's largest and most experienced weather team they continue to lead the way with a new concept to keep our viewers informed.
In our ongoing quest to give you the Earliest Alert Outlook, the WAVE 3 News Weather Team has already turned its eyes to winter, combing through mountains of data -- more than ever, in fact -- hoping to nail down the long-range forecast again.