I’m a meteorologist and reporter for WCJB TV20 in Gainesville, FL and my energy for work is endless! I’m passionate about offering viewers a product they haven’t seen before, and I’m always looking for new ways to create compelling graphics and engaging stories. This comes from a lot of experience, including more than 5 years of proficiency with WSI weather graphics.
My career actually started behind the scenes as a weather producer for WPIX-11. After working as a freelance meteorologist in the NYC area, I moved to the Sunshine State where I continued my passion for severe weather coverage. I stayed at work for 3 days during Hurricane Irma to go wall-to-wall in the studio and out in the field through the storm.
I graduated with honors from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey where I earned my B.S. in Meteorology. I was the president of the Rutgers Meteorology local AMS and NWA chapter and worked closely with the AMS society as the student chapter leader. Now that’s come full circle, and I’m in the process of obtaining a CBM seal from the AMS!
I chose to work on TV to communicate hurricane safety, but sunny Florida afternoons are my favorite days to forecast. That’s because I love to explore the stunning green spaces in Florida, and I’m an active part of Florida’s garden and agricultural community. My taste for subtropical gardening started when I was only 8 years old in New York City. During my childhood, I grew hundreds of tropical plants in my parents’ backyard. In the summertime, my garden became a destination for the entire neighborhood. Now my parents are the proud owners of one of the oldest outdoor palm trees in all of New York!
I hope you enjoy my website and have an opportunity to explore my “Reels and Work“.
Here’s a montage of my work over the past few weeks:
A few of my photos: