Nikki Pietrus is the Morning Meteorologist at Fort Wayne's NBC. You can find her weekday mornings from 5-7 a.m. providing the latest forecast for the Summit City on Fort Wayne's NBC TODAY.
Before joining Fort Wayne's NBC in December 2019, Nikki was the Weekend Morning Meteorologist at sister station ABC21 where she also served in many other roles anchoring newscasts and reporting in the field.
Prior to her start at ABC21 in June 2019, Nikki interned at WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana then at WGN-TV in Chicago where she assisted beloved and nationally respected meteorologist Tom Skilling.
Nikki completed her graduate studies at Mississippi State University earning a Master of Geoscience with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology. Before Mississippi State, she earned undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Nikki developed her passion for meteorology living through years of extraordinary and often unpredictable Midwestern weather. Communicating the science and everyday impacts of weather to the public is what she enjoys most about broadcast meteorology.
A sports fan, Nikki has added the TinCaps, the Komets, and the Mad Ants to her favorite teams, a list that includes the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks, the Wisconsin Badgers, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Want to reach out to Nikki with any weather photos, sports talk, or suggestions around town? Find her on Facebook @NikkiPietrusWeather.