I joined WHIO-TV and Storm Center 7 in August 2010. I also forecast the weather on 7 Weather Now, and report on environmental stories during the week.
I earned my degree in meteorology from Penn State University, with a focus on forecasting and broadcasting. During my four years at Penn State, I spent most of my time learning everything I could about weather. I presented weather forecasts for CNET, a local channel in State College, PA, Campus Weather Service, the largest student-run organization in the United States, and reported for PSN-TV on news around campus.
I truly could not imagine doing anything else. I love helping people plan their day by forecasting the weather. This is one of few fields where continued learning is constant, and that is something I enjoy. I am excited to live in Ohio and experience everything Dayton has to offer.
When I’m not forecasting the weather, I spend my time trying new things, traveling, working out, shopping and doing anything outdoors. During the winter, you can find me skiing on the nearest slopes every chance I can get.
Where were you born? Monroeville, PA (right outside of Pittsburgh)
Where did you grow up? I lived in the same house in Monroeville, PA for 22 years.
What was your favorite TV show then? Quantum Leap
What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? I wanted to be a teacher, because I liked to pass out papers.
How might someone have described you in high school? Outgoing, athletic, and independent
What was your first job? Hollister Co.
What do you like about your job? Each day is something new and different. Being able to continue learning is also a great aspect to the field of meteorology. The technology is always advancing!
What do you not like about your job? The hours are pretty crazy!
What might people be surprised to know about you? I’m sarcastic 90% of the time.
What would be a perfect day for you? Sitting at the peak of a mountain looking out at the breathtaking landscape.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Be prepared for crazy hours and working on holidays.
Favorite book: The Wedding
Favorite CBS show: The Early Show
Favorite car: Cadillac XLR
Favorite food: Ruth’s Chris Steak
Favorite hobby: Skiing, working out, and weather
Favorite Miami Valley place: The Greene
Favorite movie: 50 First Dates
Favorite music: I listen to most music, but not all.
Favorite travel destination: Breckenridge, CO