Frankie Katafias joined Idaho News 6 in July 2018 from Orange County, California.
Starting as the station’s morning reporter and traffic anchor, she quickly became the primary fill-in for the station's meteorologists and news anchors. During that time, she discovered her love for forecasting and decided to head back to school to become a meteorologist. After enrolling in her first semester in August 2020 through Mississippi State’s online meteorology program, Frankie then accepted a position as Idaho News 6's weekend weather anchor and weekday multimedia journalist.
Before Idaho News 6, Frankie worked as a freelance reporter and producer. She also spent time as a reporter and producer at CityTV-Lakewood, a government-owned station in Lakewood, California. In August 2017, she successfully complete one season with KUSI San Diego as a field producer on the 19th season on "Prep Pigskin Report," a high school football segment. Following football season, she covered the PGA's "Farmers Insurance Open" for KUSI.
Frankie graduated from Dominican University of California in 2015 and received her Bachelor’s degree with Departmental Honors in Communications and Media Studies. She also received a tennis scholarship to Dominican, an NCAA DII program, and competed for two years before a hip injury ended her career.
Frankie was born in Vancouver, Washington, and lived on the outskirts of Seattle until moving to Southern California with her parents and two younger siblings in 2002. She’d always hoped to return to the Pacific Northwest and is happy she made it, and yes, she is a Seahawks and Mariners fan.
You can find Frankie and her dogs, Nika and Bandit, around the Gem State, exploring all it has to offer.