Ashlee Baracy


Ashlee Baracy is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist who was born and raised in Metro Detroit. You can catch her 4Warn Weather forecasts weekday mornings, at noon and streaming on Local4+. 

Her career has come full circle. She started at WDIV in 2010 as a traffic anchor, general assignment reporter and fill-in meteorologist. She then went on to WBNS in Columbus, OH as a full-time meteorologist for seven years, climbing the ranks and eventually being named the station’s first female Chief Meteorologist. 

During that time, she received multiple Emmy nominations including a win for a severe weather special in 2021. She was awarded "Best Weathercast" by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors three times and voted as Best Weather Person in the Columbus Dispatch's "CBUS Top Picks" for four consecutive years. She light-heartedly jokes that one of her biggest accomplishments was getting Buckeye country to like a Michigan Wolverine.
Ashlee's greatest pride and joy are her two children. During her first pregnancy, she inspired a conversation about body positivity through her experiences with body shaming. Her message went viral making headlines in the New York Post, People Magazine and on the Today Show.

When she’s not busy chasing after her two little ones or monitoring the radar, you will likely find her watching baseball. She proudly cheers on her husband who is a former Detroit Tiger and now coach with the Baltimore Orioles. She is passionate about raising awareness for cancer in honor of her parents who are both survivors. In 2013, Ashlee and her mother were honored as "Heroes of Breast Cancer" by the Karmanos Cancer Institute for their advocacy work. Ashlee served as Miss Michigan 2008 and was a top ten finalist in the Miss America pageant. She is also a former captain of the University of Michigan dance team.

Ashlee holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, a Broadcast Meteorology Certification from Mississippi State University and has a Master of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University.