Sandy Gallant

By Evelyn Louck

Sandy Gallant

July 14, 2010 Updated Jun 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM CDT

Sandy Gallant joined News 25 in January 2001. She anchors the weather and news four hours a day on shows like: News 25 Today, News 25 Express, News 25 Midday, and News 25 at Noon. You can also catch Sandy delivering the forecast on WEEK's Weather First Channel. Over the years, Sandy has reported on a number of events including: tropical storms, hurricanes, tornadoes in central Illinois, river flooding, historic winter weather events, Presidential visits to the Midwest, and a capital murder trial in Stark County. Sandy has even had the opportunity to fly with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

She started her broadcast career as a producer and freelance reporter at WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Florida. Sandy is a graduate of Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, and the broadcast meteorology program at Mississippi State University. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Florida State University Alumni Association.

Sandy remains active in the community. She enjoys talking to school age children and civic groups about the weather. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Peoria, and has served on the Board of Directors for The Center for Prevention of Abuse and Family House. Sandy also volunteers at events benefiting the Children's Miracle Network, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, and the Alzheimer's Association of central Illinois. In 2007, Sandy was honored as one of the Peoria area’s “40 Leaders Under 40.”

Sandy Gallant holds the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. She is a member of both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, keeping up with her son and daughter, and cheering on the Florida State Seminoles. Sandy and her husband live in Peoria.