Growing up right here in Manitoba, a big part of Global Weather Anchor Andrea Slobodian’s daily routine has always been checking the weather. The forecast makes or breaks all her favourite activities, whether it’s going to her cottage on Lake Winnipeg, snowboarding, or sitting in the stands at the stadium, cheering on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. And she knows most Manitobans depend on a reliable forecast when making their plans.
For the past seven years, she’s worked as a news reporter, anchor and producer at various Manitoba newspapers and TV stations. Many stories she told were weather-related – Red River Valley flooding, collisions on icy roads, coping with extreme heat waves, including the strongest tornado in Canadian history in Elie, MB.
Her roots lie deep in the “˜Peg; a third-generation Ukrainian-Winnipegger, she graduated from College Jeanne Sauve, majored in Journalism in Red River College’s Creative Communications course, and obtained her B.A. in Communications from the University of Winnipeg. She also loves hanging out with her favourite weather predictor – her dog, Chip, who always gets scared and hides when he senses a storm approaching.