Peta Sheerwood joined the WOWT 6 Weather Authority in October 2016.
While Peta is originally from Miami, Florida, she's no stranger to the midwest and the wild weather that comes with it.
She comes to WOWT 6 News from our sister station KOLN 10/11 News in Lincoln. There she filled many roles as weekend morning meteorologist as well as KSNB NBC Nebraska's weekend evening meteorologist. For the first 6 months she was there, she also reported on statewide story for both stations. In addition, she filled in forecasting for other sister stations around the state of Nebraska such as KIIT, KNPL, KNEP, and KNOP. She even made a fill-in appearance on WOWT shortly before she joined the team full-time!
Peta graduated from the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication - News with a minor in Geography. She also earned a certificate in Meteorology and Climatology. Peta is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Why become a meteorologist? Growing up in Miami, she encountered countless tropical storms and hurricanes. That sparked her interest for weather forecasting at a young age. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on the Gators!