Shelby Hays is the weekday morning meteorologist for KOCO 5 News and directs storm chase crews and Sky 5 during severe weather coverage from the First Alert Weather Center.
Hays is a seventh generation Oklahoman who grew up wanting nothing more than to be a meteorologist. From a very young age, she was fascinated by storms. It began with fear but grew into a passion for learning about the weather.
After graduating from Velma-Alma High School, in Velma, OK, she pursued her dreams of being a meteorologist at one of the finest meteorology schools in the world, the University of Oklahoma.
During college she studied both weather and broadcasting and completed internships with television stations in both Oklahoma City and Nashville, Tennessee. She also spent time in New York City at ABC’s Good Morning America, learning from ABC Meteorologist Ginger Zee.
She graduated from OU with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
The opportunity to keep an eye on Oklahoma’s weather is a dream come true for Hays.
Shelby is married to her high school sweetheart, Chance. Outside of work, they enjoy fishing, going to the lake and spending time with their family including their blue heeler, Mr Speckles.
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