Claudia Olech became a part of the 13 Weather Authority team in February of 2021.
Claudia was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago in Norwood Park. At an early age, a storm tore through her neighborhood which sparked her interest in weather.
Later in school, an assignment in which she had to report on a weather event, helped solidify her dreams in becoming a broadcast meteorologist. Claudia has always had a passion for the weather.
Following her passion, Claudia enrolled at Northern Illinois University, obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Meteorology in 2021. During her time at NIU, she interned with Tom Skilling at WGN. Now, she is starting her career here at WREX and she is thrilled to be able to stay local.
Claudia has always wanted to help inform the community about weather, good or bad.
When she’s not giving updates on the weather, Claudia loves spending time with friends and family. She likes to work out, spend time outside and snowboard during the winter!
- Little known facts about Claudia:
- I am bilingual!
- My entire family is from Poland making me first generation as well.
- I have two dogs, Kuba and Leo.
- I have been skydiving and I would do it again!
- I am a huge fan of country music.