Nikki Pietrus is the Weekend Morning Meteorologist at ABC21. When she is not in front of the green screen delivering forecasts for Your Weather Authority, you can find her out in 21 Country reporting for the weekday evening news or producing the weekly series Life’s Better Here.
Nikki completed her graduate studies at Mississippi State University earning a Master of Geoscience with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology. Before Mississippi State, she earned undergraduate degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Before joining ABC21 in June 2019, Nikki was a weather intern at WGN-TV in Chicago where she assisted beloved and nationally respected meteorologist Tom Skilling. Prior to WGN, she also interned at WLFI-TV in Lafayette, Indiana.
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Nikki developed her passion for meteorology living through years of extraordinary and often unpredictable Midwestern weather. Communicating weather to the public is what she enjoys most about broadcast meteorology. She is excited to become a part of the 21 Country community and call Fort Wayne her new home.
A sports fan, Nikki is looking forward to adding the TinCaps, the Komets, and the Mad Ants to her favorite teams, a list that includes the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks, the Wisconsin Badgers, and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Want to reach out to Nikki with any weather photos, sports talk, or suggestions around town? Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @NikkiPietrusWx.