I will be the first to admit that I am a big fan of Meteorologist Shelly Sites. Shelly can be found keeping us up-to-date on the latest weather conditions in the Panhandle on ProNews 7. Recently, I had a chance to speak with Shelly and she agreed to be apart of our "Little Known Facts" series.

  • 1

    Where is your hometown?

    "Richmond, Indiana."

  • 2

    What is the best part of your job?

    "When we have weather that folks are interested in. I like the feeling of being needed by doing a public service and knowing that people are relying on my weather forecast."

  • 3

    Where's the most interesting place you've been?

    "Bermuda, for my honeymoon."

  • 4

    Do you have any awards?

    "I received 'The Golden Drumsticks' at Band Camp."

    (Ed Note: Shelly played the drums in High School)

  • 5

    Do you have any hobbies?

    "I am a HUGE Nerd. And Proud of it! I generally love reading fiction, I'm a big fan of The Twilight and Harry Potter series. Also, I like Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and Star Wars."

  • 6

    If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you take with you?

    "Water, The Bible, so I could read it more often, and my Husband."

  • 7

    What do you use Social Media for the most?

    "I use it mostly for updating viewers on the latest weather conditions. Otherwise, I share little tidbits regarding work or weather facts and sometimes ask what other people are doing."

  • 8

    Any unusual talents?

    "I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue and am very good at walking in tall heels."

    (Ed Note: She had mentioned that on this particular day she was wearing 5" heels.)

  • 9

    Weirdest job related question?

    "A lady, who calls frequently, wanted to know if I would date her nephew, who lives in Kentucky."

  • 10

    Do you have someone that inspires you?

    "Angela Buchman, who works at WISH TV in Indianapolis, Indiana. She really wasn't an 'inspiration' but more of what I strive to be in a broadcast journalist: Flawless, intelligent, precise and classy."

  • 11

    Any advice for future broadcasters?

    Learn all that you can and not just in your field? You will go further if you know more than you're hired for. Learn how to anchor, produce, report, etc. Learn as much as you can about the entire industry. Be a sponge and try to keep your humility."