Thursday, January 5, 2023

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Former city staff member rejoins WDIV weather team

Ashlee Baracy
Westland residents tuning into WDIV Local channel 4 will see a familiar face during the weather reports.

Ashlee Baracy has returned to the area and joined the ClickOnDetroit weather team. Baracy is a Westland native and a graduate of John Glenn High School. She earned her degree at the University of Michigan and began her television career at the City of Westland WLND-TV city cable station. She worked as a host, writer and communications coordinator in the Community Media Department of the city before joining Local 4 as a traffic reporter.

While at the WDIV, Baracy earned her meteorology degree from Mississippi State University and moved to WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio about seven years ago. She was named as the first female chief meteorologist ever at the Ohio station where she also won an Emmy Award for her outstanding work.

Baracy is married and the mother of two children.