Meteorologist Somara Theodore


Twitter: @SomaraTheodore


Birthplace: California

Education: B.S. Penn State University- Atmospheric Science Minors: Energy Business and Finance and Mandarin Chinese

Current Position/Job Duties: Neighborhood Meteorologist on Good Morning Cleveland! I highlight weather on a localized level.

Previous Work Experience: Throughout college, I conducted research with NASA, NOAA and participated in a field study in China. I also interned with WUSA-CBS 9 in Washington, D.C., WGCL-CBS Atlanta, and The Weather Channel.

I just moved to Cleveland from WJCL News in Savannah, GA where I was a Weekend Meteorologist

Joined News 5: May 2015

News Philosophy: My goal is to internalize my weather forecast, thoroughly understand it, and disseminate the information in a simple, yet accurate manner.

Role Model(s): Janice Huff, Vivian Brown and Markina Brown

Favorite Music: Sam Cooke, Bob Marley, Lauryn Hill, The Beatles, Incubus and all things Motown

Favorite Movie: Terminator

Favorite Program: Doctor Who

Favorite Foods: Roti

Family: I come from a family that is highly concentrated in the medical field. My greatest emphasis growing up was to treat people with compassion and education was not just an option, it was an expectation.

My passion: Helping Others and eating food

Hobbies & Interests: figure skating, crocheting and anything geography

Hidden Talent: I can name almost all the countries in the world thanks to

Something most people don't know about me: I’m extremely goofy and I love to travel!

What I like best about Northeast Ohio: How much everyone here loves their city; it makes me want to fall in love with it!

Additional Info You Want People to Know about You: I did a TED Talk last year on the evolving identity of a first generation American.

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