Ryan Hoke

Ryan Hoke


Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville native Ryan Hoke joined the WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team in 2013 and is incredibly excited to be back in his hometown forecasting the weather on WAVE 3 News at 7:30 p.m.

Ryan's career in weather started at a very young age when he started a website dedicated to forecasting Louisville's weather while still at duPont Manual High School. The website's success gave him the opportunity to join a storm chasing tour company in the Great Plains as a tour guide and web developer. This experience earned Ryan a major head start in severe weather forecasting and many great stories to tell.

A graduate of Mississippi State University, Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in geosciences with an emphasis in professional and broadcast meteorology. During his college years he earned numerous accolades for his work in broadcasting and meteorology, including the National Weather Association's Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship. He was also the weekend morning weather forecaster at WBBJ, the ABC/CBS affiliate in Jackson, TN.

Ryan is no stranger to WAVE 3 News, having interned at the station and shadowed Kevin Harned over the years. Ryan says coming back to WAVE 3 News is a "dream come true" after a childhood filled with memories of the active weather that rolls through WAVE Country.

In his spare time, you'll find Ryan enjoying concerts, trying new food, running, and dabbling in photography. He's also a self-proclaimed technology geek who loves to try out new gadgets and interact frequently on social media.

Recent Articles by Ryan

ALERT DAY: Storms this evening will be strong at times

  Ryan Hoke’s 2019 Storm Chase: Tracking severe weather in the Plains

  Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/8) - The end of the road

Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/7) - Day 6 - Active last chase day in the Dakotas

Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/6) - Day 5 - Mt Rushmore today, severe storms tomorrow

  Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/5) - Day 4 - Heading to the Black Hills of South Dakota

  Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/4) - Day 3 - Storm threat shifts south

  Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/3) - Day 2 - More High Plains storms today

Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/2) - Day 1 - Eastern Colorado

Storm Chase 2019 Blog (6/1) - Just arrived in Denver!

What you can expect today from the WAVE 3 Storm Tracking Team

  Storm Tracking Team Hangout 2/22/19

  Storm Tracking Team Hangout 1-11-19

Weather Blog: NWS Conference Call 1/11/19

  Storm Tracking Team Hangout 1-10-19

  Storm Tracking Team Hangout 12-7-18

  Storm Tracking Team Hangout 12-6-18

Weather Blog: NWS Conference Call 11-5-18

Weather Blog: Abnormal July severe weather event today

Weather Blog: NWS Conference Call 7-19-18

Weather Blog: Friday's severe weather potential ramping up

Weather Blog: Zeroing in on Friday's severe weather potential

Weather Blog: Watching severe weather potential for Friday

Weather Blog: Storms bring lower humidity this week

  Tornado damages houses, trees from northeast Louisville to Pewee Valley

WAVE 3 News Alert Day: What you can expect in the forecast and from the WAVE 3 Weather team

SCHEDULE: Saturday's weather coverage promise from the WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team

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