Emily Goodman (formerly Emily McKinney) is a local girl, born and raised right here in the Bluegrass! Mt. Vernon is her hometown and she is the newest member to the StormTracker weather team. You can watch her on LEX 18 Saturday and Sunday evenings.
From a young age, Emily knew she wanted to be a meteorologist, but there was no specific event which led to her pursuing weather.
She earned her Bachelors degree from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky then headed to Mississippi State University where she earned her Masters degree in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology. During her time in Mississippi, Emily spent some of her free time storm-chasing in Dixie Alley and was a member of the 3-year winning forecasting competition team at State which prepared her for what she does daily now.
Emily has worked in television for WNKY in Bowling Green; WYMT in Hazard; WVLT in Knoxville, TN and comes back home to Lexington from a 4-year stint as the morning meteorologist at WTRF in Wheeling, WV.
Emily is happily married to Ed Goodman (from Winchester) whom you may see preaching at local Baptist churches in the Lexington area from time to time. Outside of the studio, Emily and Ed enjoy their time together trying all kinds of restaurants, walking in local parks and, of course, cheering on their beloved UK Wildcats! Both are thrilled to be back home in the #BBN.