Luke Dorris Named Chief Meteorologist at KCTV in Kansas City

By Kevin Eck 

Luke Dorris has been named chief meteorologist at Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV.

Dorris will join meteorologists Alena Lee, Greg Bennett, Warren Sears, and Savannah Tennyson on January 17, 2024.

“Luke’s experience as a forecaster, and his passion for helping people jumps off the screen because you can tell how much he loves what he does,” said Curtis Miles, vice president and general manager at KCTV5. “I think people in Kansas City will immediately be drawn to him for the same reason.”


Dorris spent the last 6 years at WPLG in Miami, where he provided advanced forecasts for South Florida’s extreme conditions.

“I’m beyond excited to come to a place that feels like home,” Dorris said. “My wife and I both have deep roots in the area and Kansas City will be the perfect place to raise our family.”

Before his time in Miami, Dorris spent seven years at KLKN in Lincoln, Neb.

“KCTV5 already has a very strong group of meteorologists on the First Warn 5 team, so to add someone of Luke’s background and skillset to lead this team is really a dream come true,” said Josh Morgan, news director at KCTV5. “He will be a trusted leader both in our building and to the people of Kansas City.”