Department of Economics

Christina Loren

  • Graduated: 2003
  • Field: Entertainment

Christina Loren(opens in new window), who graduated in 2003 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Communications, is a certified meteorologist and the news anchor for RFD-TV in Nashville, Tennessee.  “Born and raised in Palm Springs, CA where rain is a rare occurrence, Christina studied satellite and radar imagery in order to let friends and family know whenever the prospect of rain was in the picture. “  Source(opens in new window)

In 2008 Christina began working as the weekend meteorologist and weekday traffic anchor for CBS Miami in Florida and she enrolled at Mississippi State University(opens in new window).  After taking courses for 3 years online while working for CBS Miami, she received her certification in meteorology(opens in new window) from Mississippi State in 2011.  Christina then moved back to California to work as the morning meteorologist for NBC Bay Area News in San Francisco.

After completion of the certificate she enrolled in Grand Canyon University(opens in new window) in 2012.   Three years later she graduated with a MA in Theological Studies.

In 2015 Christina moved to Nashville where she now works for RFD-TV(opens in new window).

“My job is to forecast weather conditions that will impact American Farmers and ultimately how weather will affect the way that agricultural commodities are traded on the market,” Christina stated in a recent email. Essentially it’s weather for your wallet and the CSU Chico Economics Department equipped me with the skills necessary to understand the various market fundamentals that come into play each day. Without an economics background I would merely be a Meteorologist who forecasts weather. But with the economics background, I’m a Meteorologist who forecasts weather and markets.” 

Portrait of Christina Loren