Allison Chinchar is a meteorologist for CNN and HLN. She appears regularly on CNN’s ‘New Day Weekend’ and HLN’s ‘Weekend Express’, as well as CNN International programs.
Prior to joining CNN in June 2015, she served as a meteorologist at local stations in Atlanta, Nashville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has covered everything from hurricanes, blizzards, flooding events, and wildfires, receiving an Emmy nomination for her coverage of Hurricane Dorian that hit the Bahamas in 2019. She also covered the Super Tornado Outbreak of April 2011 when over 350 tornadoes hit the Southeastern United States in just four days, with over 200 of those on April 27th alone. Given her background in environmental science she has also covered volcanoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, in addition to climate change stories.
Chinchar graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from The Ohio State University. She is also a member of the American Meteorological Society, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, the National Weather Association, and the International Association of Broadcast Meteorology.