Alex grew up in Childersburg, Alabama, a small town outside of Birmingham. At a young age, he knew he wanted to be a meteorologist, and grew up studying the weather and climate. In 2016, Alex graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in broadcast meteorology. Alex also has over 5 years experience chasing tornadoes in the southeastern US and the Great Plains. He also rode out Hurricane Irene in 2011. Alex is excited to be forecasting in Mississippi after working as a weekend meteorologist at WVUA in Tuscaloosa. You can catch up with Alex on Twitter: @puckettwx.