Sue Palka is responsible for the 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 weather forecasts on WTTG Fox 5 and frequently contributes on-location reports for the 5:00 news. She's been with Fox 5 since 1985 and is a six time Emmy award winner for outstanding weather forecasting.
Sue is a member of, and certified by, the National Weather Association and holds their seal of approval. She is also a member of the American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, the Screen Actor's Guild, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In 1997, Sue was named Broadcaster of the Year by the National Weather Association. She was featured on the cover of Washingtonian Magazine in March 2004, and the cover of the Washington Post TV Week in July 1997 with an extensive article profiling her career. Sue received the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2005.
In addition to her interest in forecasting, Sue is especially passionate about experiencing and reporting the weather firsthand. Some of her happiest memories are from broadcasting live in Wilmington, North Carolina when Hurricane Bertha made landfall. Sue witnessed the eye of Bertha passing overhead and filed reports for the morning and evening news for several days. Sue flew into the eye of category 4 Hurricane Edouard with the famed Hurricane Hunters to show viewers how the information is used in forecasting. Tornado chasing in Texas and Oklahoma with scientists from PROJECT VORTEX provided thrills and new insights for her report on how supercells and tornadoes form. The total eclipse of the sun in Curacao in 1998 provided an opportunity to share the incomparable excitement of darkness in the middle of the day while surrounded by world-renowned astronomers.
When Sue isn't working, she enjoys theatre, yoga, biking, walking and reading. Best of all is spending time with her husband Joe and daughters Elizabeth and Nora.
Sue is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and now lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland.