Terran Kirksey joined CBS 8 in September of 2012. He is excited to be working in his home state of Alabama!
Terran was born in Tuscaloosa and lived in Greene County during the first several years of his life. He and his family moved to Huntsville when he was 6. His parents and most of his extended family still reside there. He also has connections to the River Region. His sister-in-law is from Greenville.
Every since Terran was a little child he had a passion for meteorology. That passion led him to attend the University of Oklahoma (OU), which is considered one of the top severe weather research institutions in the country. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics from OU. While in Oklahoma, he spent years storm chasing across the Southern Plains where he developed his storm chasing skills.
After graduating from OU, he attended Mississippi State University via distance education where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Geosciences with a Concentration in Applied Meteorology.
His first job in television was at the Fox affiliate in Beaumont, TX. He worked there for two years before joining Alabama News Network.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, watching his Oklahoma Sooners play football, traveling, technology, and of course keeping up with the weather!