Allison Chinchar joined 11Alive in June of 2012.
Before Atlanta, Allison worked at WKRN in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to that Allison worked at WTVC in Chattanooga , TN for just under three years. While there, she covered the tornado outbreak on April 24, 2010 outbreak which had four separate tornadoes, including one EF3 and one EF4 tornado. She also covered severe weather that caused damage in northern GA, and an EF2 tornado that crossed the Chickamauga Dam and injured several people.
Allison is no stranger to a variety of weather, but says that winter is her favorite season. She earned her meteorology degree from The Ohio State University, and also helped establish, along with another fellow meteorology club student, an on air weather program for the student run television station.
She grew up in Ohio, but says she has no real desire to move back, "I have enjoyed not owning a snow shovel for the last few years".
When she is not covering weather, Allison enjoys running (her favorite was the Disney World Half-Marathon), kayaking, and playing with her golden retriever Joppy, who was rescued from the Joplin, Missouri EF5 tornado. She is also an active member of the ASPCA, NWS, and AMS.
Allison also minored in American Sign Language, and enjoyed participating in the local group DEAF Chatt in Chattanooga as often as her crazy schedule would allow.