I’m an AMS Certifed Broadcast Meteorologist with a passion for creating compelling graphics, telling engaging stories, and gardening in the southeast. In June 2019, I joined WLTX in Columbia, SC as the Monday – Friday morning meteorologist. I’ve forecasted through hurricanes, drought, and severe thunderstorms. I also take care of “Gandy’s Garden”, an organic garden outside of WLTX. The garden serves as a unique platform to tell the daily weather story and environmental stories on-air and online.
I hold a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey where I graduated with honors in 2016. I was president of the Rutgers Meteorology AMS and NWA local chapter during my senior year.
I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist at a young age, but a career in TV wasn’t much of a thought until I lived through “Sandy” in 2012. I was born and raised in New York City and saw unimaginable devastation in parts of my neighborhood from the storm. At the time, I was a freshman year meteorology student, but I already realized I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to preparing people for storms.
My career started right out of college as a weather producer for WPIX 11 in New York. In 2017, I moved to the Sunshine State to work for WCJB in Gainesville, FL as a meteorologist and reporter. One of my most memorable experiences in Florida was Hurricane Irma. I stayed at work for 3 days forecasting in the studio and reporting in the field throughout the storm. Although north Florida was spared from hurricane-force winds, floodwaters were stubborn to recede. I spent months sharing stories of devastation and of hope in the aftermath of Irma.
My absolute favorite way to spend my free time is in the dirt! I grew hundreds of tropical plants in my NYC backyard throughout high school and college. My parents are now the proud owners of some of the oldest palm trees growing outdoors in New York, and I have hundreds more on my own porch. This wasn’t enough for me though! I created a drought-tolerant courtyard for my co-workers at WCJB in Florida, and I am thrilled to get my hands (and sometimes suit) dirty at WLTX in South Carolina where I am growing organic fruits and vegetables in Gandy’s Garden.
If you’d like to keep up to date with my latest forecasts, visit my social media and my “Recent On-Air Work” page!
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