Sierra McLean grew up in Northern Kentucky, but has lived in Lexington, Kentucky for the past four years. Sierra graduated from Ludlow High School and then went on to study at the University of Kentucky. Sierra received a bachelor's degree in print journalism from the University of Kentucky in May 2019. After college, Sierra started working as a digital content producer for Local 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After working at Local 12 for two months, Sierra accepted a full-time position at WLEX-TV as a digital content producer. Sierra lives in Lexington with her boyfriend and her black lab.