Luke Sampe

Chief Meteorologist

Hometown: Two Rivers, WI

Started at WFRV: August 1, 2013

Interests: golf, football, basketball, baseball, anything with water, gardening and landscaping, and of course anything with my family

About Me:

A home-grown weather fanatic, Luke is a Two Rivers native and serves as Storm Team 5’s Chief Meteorologist at WFRV-TV and WeAreGreenBay.com.

Luke is an award-winning broadcast meteorologist with 19 years of Wisconsin weather forecasting experience. Luke was awarded ‘Best Weathercast’ from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and he also holds the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.

Luke has covered some of biggest weather events in recent Wisconsin history from tornadoes, to record-setting blizzards, to waterspouts forming live on the waters of Lake Michigan. His second night on the air at WFRV-TV turned violent as an outbreak of 6 tornadoes ripped through the Fox Valley in August of 2013.

Before joining WFRV-TV, Luke gained broad experience working in the smallest to the largest newsrooms in Wisconsin. He worked as chief meteorologist in Rhinelander and came to WFRV from WISN in Milwaukee here we was a weekend evening meteorologist. Luke started his career behind the scenes at WTMJ in 2000.

Three cross-state moves later, Luke is beyond happy to be working for a station he grew up watching.

Luke enjoys taking his knowledge of the atmosphere into the classroom making many school visits and appearances through the years.

Luke earned his Bachelor of Science degree in atmospheric science (weather) from UW-Milwaukee, and he also earned his Master of Science degree in mathematics with a focus in atmospheric science from UW-Milwaukee.

Luke’s devotion to weather is only topped by his devotion to his family. Luke is married to Amy, who is a teacher. Luke and Amy have three children to keep him busy when he’s not tracking the ever-changing weather of northeast Wisconsin.

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