Elaina Rusk

Email: Elaina@KERO.com

Twitter: @Elaina23ABC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElainaRusk.23ABC

Birthplace: the Sacramento suburbs

Education: Studied Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University; previously earned a BA in Journalism with a concentration in News Editorial and a minor in Psychology from Chico State

Current Position/Job Duties: Good Morning Kern County meteorologist; Fill in anchor, producer, reporter, photographer

Previous Work Experience: Reporter/Fill-In Anchor at KSWO in Lawton, OK; Reporter/Producer at KNDO in Yakima, WA

Joined 23ABCnews: September 2008

Most Memorable Stories: live from Disneyland; hiking across the fire lines with our local crews in Tehachapi, Lake Isabella and Santa Barbara; jousting in Frazier Park; and going live on the Grapevine in the snow, the wind, the heat, everything!

Awards/Honors: Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters: Best News Report

News Philosophy: fair and unbiased

Role Models: my dad, the most genuine and selfless person I know; my mom, who loves unconditionally; my brother Taylor, who gives more than he ever takes; and my hilarious brother Bryan who nearly always make milk come out of our noses at the dinner table

Favorite Sports Teams: da Bears!

Favorite Music: a blend of Indie rock like Acceptance, Anberlin, Bush, The Classic Crime, Elliott, The Fray, The Graduate, HIM, Jimmy Eat World, Keane, Linkin Park, Muse, OneRepublic

Favorite Movies: Harry Potter, Die Hard, The Goonies, Inception, National Treasure, Ocean’s 11, Star Wars, just to name a few

Favorite Programs: Good Morning Kern County of course! Also, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Storm Chasers, The Walking Dead, Grey's Anatomy, Project Runway, Deadliest Catch, the Olympics

Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Pillars of the Earth, and anything by Dan Brown, Alison Weir, Phillippa Gregory

Hobbies/Interests: writing, photography, traveling, swimming, dancing

Hidden Talent: I’m a trained ballerina!

Pets: Emmy, my adorable Miniature Schnauzer rescue; and Sunshine, my adorably chubby fish (a yellow Blood Parrot) that’s been traveling with me since college

Something Most People don't know about me: I’m writing a superhero novel

What I like best about Southern California: Bakersfield’s country hospitality, Disneyland, sunny beaches

On the weekends I love to: sleep!

You're most likely to see me around town:  walking the dog, screaming at Condors games, out with friends having breakfast at 24th Street Café or lunch at Luigi’s, laughing at the Melodrama, shopping, dancing Zumba