Rusty Lord

Senior Chief Meteorologist
Rusty Lord

Chief Meteorologist Rusty Lord joined the 6 News First Alert Weather Team in June 2008 after working at KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, S.D. He started out on WOWT 6 News Daybreak and worked on that show for more than eight years before he was 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 Bachelor 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.

  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology
  • Affiliations
  • American Meteorological Society
  • Awards
  • CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) Seal from the American Meteorological Society