Chief Meteorologist Rusty Lord joined the 6 News First Alert Weather Team in June of 2008 after working at KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, SD. He started out on WOWT 6 News Daybreak & worked on that show for over 8 years before bring promoted to Chief Meteorologist in July 2016. In 2019 he returned to the Daybreak show as Chief Meteorologist and has been there ever since. He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology.
After growing up in Western Iowa, he is thrilled to be working in Omaha and working in the weather that sparked his interest in meteorology!
Rusty met his lovely wife Liz here in Omaha and they married in September of 2015. When not at work, Rusty enjoys relaxing at home with Liz & their bulldogs Wally & Norma Jean.