Hometown: Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Education: B.S. in Meteorology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Current Position/Job Duties: Catch my forecasts on Good Morning Cleveland from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and NewsChannel5 at noon. You can hear me on 102.1 WDOK and 98.5 WNCX.
Headed to Sandusky? We are the official forecasters for Cedar Point. I also publish the Northeast Ohio "Weekend Events Guide" every Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day on newsnet5.com. During the summer months, I host a weekly segment at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo every Friday on NewsChannel5 at Noon. Also during the summer, be sure to check out my forecasts for the Lake Erie Crushers on Twitter.
Previous Work Experience: Morning and noon meteorologist at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon. Evening meteorologist at KAVU-TV in Victoria, Texas.
Joined NewsChannel5: March 2010.
Awards/Honors: American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal of Approval.
Most Memorable Stories: Covering the 2005 hurricane season in Texas, especially Hurricane Rita. There were mandatory evacuations for nearly the entire Texas coast. Category 5 Hurricane Rita took a turn north at the last minute and weakened before making landfall near the Texas/Louisiana border. Rita was the fourth most intense hurricane (ranked by lowest pressure) in the Atlantic Basin.
Role Model: My sister. She's in her fourth year of medical school.
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Indians, Lake Erie Crushers.
Favorite Music: Classical, oldies, classic rock, country. Pretty much anything!
Favorite Movies: The Goonies, Home Alone, A Hard Day's Night.
Favorite Program: Modern Family, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Shark Tank.
Favorite Foods: Burgers (with extra pickles), any kind of chocolate ice cream and everything my Mom cooks.
Pet: A guinea pig, Skip.
My passion: Teaching people about the weather.
Hobbies & Interests: Photography, hiking, camping, travel, languages, running.
Something most people don't know about me: I climbed Mt. Saint Helens.
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: There’s no such thing as “boring weather” here. There's always something to do on the weekends and the people are fantastic!
You're most likely to see me around town at: The Cleveland APL, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, West Side Market, and local schools talking to students about weather.
On the weekends I love to: Catch up on sleep. The 12 a.m. wake-up call comes early!
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