Hannah Gard

New Orleans, La.
Hannah Gard

Hannah grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado on the front range of the Rockies. She realized her love of meteorology when she was very young - sitting on camp chairs watching thunderstorms with her dad and watching the local weather daily. After seeing coverage of Hurricane Katrina when she was just 5 years old, Hannah decided her dream career was to be a broadcast meteorologist.

After graduating high school, Hannah attended the University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology and minors in broadcast meteorology and mathematics. She was active in the award-winning on-campus student newscast OU Nightly as an on-air weather anchor and Senior Weather Producer and was an intern for KKTV in her hometown.

Hannah worked as a weekend meteorologist at KSWO in Lawton, Oklahoma during her junior year of college where she forecasted for Texoma and provided live coverage of severe weather from ice storms to tornadoes. After her junior year, Hannah interned for CNN Weather + Climate over the summer and later worked as a freelance weather producer for CNN throughout her senior year. Her experience at the national level allowed her to forecast a range of weather phenomena including wildfires, severe weather, blizzards, and the active 2021 hurricane season.

Moving from Oklahoma to Louisiana after graduation, Hannah joined the Fox 8 weather team in May. She is excited to get to know the community and the local climate of New Orleans. In her free time Hannah loves to sing, go outdoors, spend time with her loved ones and watch Sooner football. She has been a bandwagon Saints fan since she was 10 years old and can't wait to experience all the festivals the city has to offer.