Diane Kacmarik has been a meteorologist for Spectrum Bay News 9 for 20 years.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Diane is a member of the American Meteorological Society, holding its Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal.

Diane's meteorological career began at Penn State University,where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. From there, she moved on to Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, where she did radio forecasts for cities in the U.S. and Canada and wrote forecasts for several large newspapers.

After that, Diane's career took her to WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Lexington, Kentucky's WLEX-TV, where she was Chief Meteorologist. Diane then worked for WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to the Tampa Bay area as a meteorologist for WTSP, Channel 10. In 2004, Diane joined Bay News 9'sWeather on the Nines team.

Throughout her career, Diane has worked on advanced weather technology. At WTOV in Ohio, she helped create the weather department from the ground up, and at WLEX in Lexington, she developed a severe weather procedure for the station.

When Florida's weather turns severe, our audience turns to Bay News 9 and the Weather on the Nines forecast team for the most up-to-date information available anywhere, a service Diane is proud to provide. You can follow her news stories on X (formerly Twitter) @bn9weather.