Time flies when you’re having fun, covering all kinds of weather! It’s hard to believe I started at The Weather Channel 18 years ago. In that time, I’ve covered big storms like Katrina and Sandy, tornado outbreaks, and big blizzards. In that same time, I’ve also raised 3 kids, adopted a shaggy sheepdog, and traveled many miles to see family. That’s the beauty of this job, being able to work the big weather events, but also have a fulfilling family life.
Believe it or not, the decision to come to TWC was not an easy one. In fact, I turned down the first offer! I was content living and working in upstate NY, not far from where I was raised. I was comfortable. But the day I was to sign another contract at my last job, TWC made me a second offer, turning my “comfortable” world upside down. I thought, would I regret not trying something new and different? If I didn’t like it, I could always come “home” right? After many tears and discussion with my husband and family, we decided to give it a try.
When I first came to TWC, I was so scared! I was pretty good at forecasting for the northeast, but now I had to brush up on my geography skills for the entire country! What I really loved about TWC from the get go, is that we are like one big weather family. The excitement over tracking big storms and even just the temperature fluctuations on a quiet day, we all geek out together! Before TWC, I knew nothing of NASCAR, college football, or PGA tournaments. Now, we talk about how the weather impacts so many outdoor events. I have learned so much from our experts here at TWC, allowing me to fine tune my meteorological skills. I have seen amazing technological advances to make our forecast even better. The computers we use to display maps have come a long way! In fact, we can use 3-D and augmented reality to better tell our story. And since the weather is constantly changing, the need to tell those stories is still relevant, and even more important today.
Thanks to all the viewers and fans who have been with me on this long weather journey!