Emily Sutton

4Warn Storm Team Meteorologist

A well-recognized face in Oklahoma, meteorologist Emily Sutton joined the 4Warn Storm Team in December 2009. She started on air a few weeks before Oklahoma City's largest snowstorm, the "Christmas Eve Blizzard," and has been experiencing Oklahoma extremes ever since. In 2013 she promoted to weekday mornings.

Since distinguishing herself while storm chasing live during the historic May 2013 tornado outbreaks, Sutton continues to cover significant storms firsthand for KFOR-TV. Her storm chasing gained national recognition with video showcased on CNN, MSNBC and The Weather Channel. Sam Anderson profiled her storm chasing experiences for "The New York Times Magazine" and blog "The 6th Floor" in August 2013.

Her passion for weather started at a young age but wasn't realized until joining the Storm Chase Team at the University of Missouri where she saw her first tornado in 2004. Sutton graduated with honors and dual degrees in Atmospheric Science and Media Convergence Journalism.

Sutton started on air in 2007 at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri. Shortly after, she joined WCYB-TV in the Tri-Cities/Bristol, Tennessee as a meteorologist and general assignment reporter. It's here she learned about the dynamics of mountain weather and polished her reporting skills.

Sutton is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society.

Besides weather, Sutton loves to sing and had the honor of singing in front of thousands at Tennessee's famous NASCAR track, Oklahoma City Baron's hockey and Thunder basketball.

In her spare time, Sutton loves to swim, cycle, travel, cook and spend time with her Springer Spaniel rescue pup, Okie. Sutton races in triathlons for charity. In 2011, Sutton crossed the finish line of her first half Ironman Triathlon and raised $6,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Emily Sutton and Scott Hines created TEAM OKLAHOMA, a group of 13 Oklahomans training for the 2014 Arizona Ironman in an effort to raise $200,000 for "The Go Mitch Go Foundation." GMG is an Oklahoma-born non-profit raising money for leukemia and lymphoma Research. Sutton is racing in honor of her Aunt Liz, who is currently fighting leukemia. To donate click here: https://www.yellowcheetah.com/fundraising/382/13671/Emily-Sutton

Recent Articles

  • Emily Sutton hosts ‘Painting for Purpose’ for tornado relief

    Posted on: 8:39 am, July 16, 2013, by , and , updated on: 11:06am, August 16, 2013

    Our own meteorologist Emily Sutton is teaming up with local organizations to help tornado victims. Sutton and Paint N Cheers...
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    Paint tornado Emily
  • VIDEO: Crews tow sunken sailboat from Lake Hefner

    Posted on: 2:11 pm, July 3, 2013, by , and , updated on: 04:17pm, July 3, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Crews towed a sunken sailboat that sunk over a week ago in Lake Hefner.
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    Lake Hefner sunken boat
  • Emily Sutton, photographer Kevin Josefy have very close call with El Reno tornado

    Posted on: 11:03 pm, May 31, 2013, by , and , updated on: 04:20pm, June 1, 2013

    EL RENO, Okla. – 4Warn Storm Team meteorologist Emily Sutton and 4Warn Storm Team storm chaser Kevin Josefy had a...
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  • Mom forced to ride out tornado with son in school gym

    Posted on: 2:05 pm, May 28, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:06pm, May 28, 2013

    MOORE, Okla. – As Moore residents try to pick up the pieces from the May 20 tornado, Oklahomans find hope through...
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    Mother rides out tornado with son in gym
  • Stay 4Warned: Severe weather to move into metro

    Posted on: 3:37 pm, September 7, 2012, by , , , , , , , and , updated on: 06:27pm, September 7, 2012

    Severe weather conditions continue across the state.
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    Winds blow tree on house - S.W. OKC Sept. 7
  • NASA shows Hurricane Isaac from space

    Posted on: 1:24 pm, August 29, 2012, by , , and , updated on: 01:27pm, August 29, 2012

    Ever wonder what a hurricane looks like from outerspace? Here it is… NASA shows images of Hurricane Isaac from space. 
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    Hurricane Isaac from space
  • TRACK: Follow Hurricane Isaac

    Posted on: 12:38 pm, August 29, 2012, by , , and , updated on: 01:27pm, August 29, 2012

    Keep tabs on Hurricane Isaac here. See where he has been and where he is going using this hurricane tracker.
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    Hurricane Issac
  • 4Warn Storm Center Thunders Up

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, June 6, 2012, by and , updated on: 05:28pm, June 6, 2012

    4Warn Storm Team Meteorologist Emily Sutton is ready for the OKC Thunder game with her “thunder maker.” 
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  • Emily heads to NASA

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, May 10, 2012, by , updated on: 11:46pm, May 10, 2012

    NASA invited 4Warn Storm Team Meteorologist Emily Sutton and KFOR-TV photographer Shauna to Microgravity University at NASA’s Headquarters in Houston,...
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    Emily Sutton in space
  • Tornado Week: Advancing tornado warning time

    Posted on: 5:51 pm, May 2, 2012, by , and , updated on: 06:24pm, May 2, 2012

    Twenty five years ago the U.S. averaged a three-minute tornado warning lead time. Today, it’s just less than 15 minutes....
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  • National Weather Service surveys tornado damage

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, April 16, 2012, by and , updated on: 08:00pm, April 26, 2012

    Emily Sutton talks with the National Weather Service as they survey the damage and work to determine the tornado ratings.
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  • Tornado tears through Woodward killing 6

    Posted on: 3:40 am, April 15, 2012, by , and , updated on: 08:02pm, April 26, 2012

    WOODWARD, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner said the tornado killed six people in Woodward. A 24-year-old father and his...
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    Tornadoes destroy Hideaway Mobile Home Park in Woodward, Okla.