Rain or shine there’s always the trusted weather girl to tell us what to expect from our day. Well we just checked the forecast and it looks like it’s going to be a massive heatwave from these lovely weather reporters. While it’s true that many women are still underrepresented in the field of meteorology these women have the talent to have risen to the forefront, and present us with the weather in a way that we wouldn’t want to miss.
Elita Loresca from Houston, Texas
Although Elita Loresca is likely familiar to anyone tuning into the news from Houston, Texas, Loresca actually got her start working as a news associate for the well known KCBS in Los Angeles.
Loresca got her shot to move into weather in 2001, where she worked as both the noon weather anchor and assignment editor for KGET-TV in Bakersfield, California. Since those days this driven woman has gone on to report on some of the biggest hurricanes in modern history.
Jackie Guerrida from Miami, Florida
Jackie Guerrida is the epitome of working hard and hustling in order to get ahead. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Guerrida moved to the city of Miami, Florida in order to get her start in journalism.
Her first job was at WRMA, but before long this Puerto Rican native was given her own music show on the radio station WRTO while simultaneously working as a traffic reporter for WSCV. Currently, Guerrida is working as the co-anchor of Primer Impacto.
Leticia Castro from Las Vegas
Although Leticia Castro was born in California, this talented weather reporter would much more likely consider Las Vegas to be her home. Growing up there Castro competed in beauty pageant competitions throughout both Nevada and Mexico, where she made a name for herself as an on stage presence and fierce competitor.
That drive to succeed seems to have stuck with her. Currently Castro is working as a television host, weather anchor, and she even has her own popular YouTube channel.
Mayte Carranco from Monterrey, Mexico
Mayte Carranco had always dreamed about being on stage or in front of the cameras, even from a young age. While growing up in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, Carranco began to pursue her passion of entertaining the masses with her music by first becoming noticed in local beauty pageants.
That work paid off, Carranco early on learned how to maintain a good stage presence. Combined with her skill on television, Carranco was awarded the Miss Televisa Moneterrey title in 2009.
Ximena Cordeba Originally from Colombia
Ximena Cordeba is a multi-talented weather reporter, who has become a favorite for networks as wide reaching and popular as Fox. But it was not an easy road for this gifted woman to reach the heights where she currently sits.
Originally from Colombia, Cordeba used her formidable talent on screen to star in numerous telenovelas, earning for herself a decently sized fan base. Afterwards she moved to America, working on such prestigious networks like TNT, Fox Deportes, and Fox Sports.
Bri Winkler from Amarillo, Texas
Bri Winkler is one of the youngest on this list of weather girls, representing the millennial generation, having been born in October of 1988. Initially beginning her career in Amarillo, Texas, Winkler worked for the NBC affiliate company KAMR-TV, launching what would quickly become a successful career.
Things were looking up for Winkler when she landed a job at ABC as one of their meteorologists for Eyewitness News. However the 24 year old suffered a stroke, which she recovered from.
Indra Petersons Currently on CNN
Originally from Latvia, Indra Petersons made a name for herself by managing to work harder than anyone around her. For starters, Petersons studied at the University of Arizona, earning a degree in Atmospheric Physics in addition to getting not one but three minor degrees in business, math, and physics.
Petersons started her career working in El Paso, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles before being hired as the weather anchor for two major shows, CNN’s New Day and the CNN Newsroom.
Alex Wilson- The Weather Channel
Like many other women on this list, Alex Wilson was able to stand out from the crowd with her exceptional academic career. Originally attending Syracuse University, Wilson graduated with a degree in both Broadcast Journalism and Marketing before moving on to study at the prestigious Penn State University.
Having finished her studies in meteorology, she then moved to South Carolina and later West Virginia before beginning to work on the Weather Channel in March 2013 reporting next to David Shwartz.
Sian Welby from the UK
Audiences in North America might not have heard of her, but on the other side of the pond Sian Welby is one of the most well known names in weather forecasting.
Using a combination of charm and that famous wit, Welby delivers subtle yet hilarious puns to her viewers based on the theme of that day’s weather report. She is so popular, that after a successful career on some of Britain’s most popular channels she started her own radio show.
Kate Parker, Reporter and Activist
Kate Parker is more than just a successful meteorologist, she uses her wide reach and popularity earned through years of hard work and dedication to speak up about the issues that matter to her most.
Parker earned a spot on some of the most successful morning shows such as Good Morning America, and even managed to secure a spot on The Weather Channel. In 2016 she ended up leaving though, determined to pursue her own projects advocating for the environment.
Maria Timmer from Fox News
Maria Timmer has been delivering arguably some of our nation’s finest weather reporting on Fox News since 2010. Her ability in front of the camera stems from both her experiences growing up and her hard work and dedication to her craft.
Growing up in South Florida, Timmer was no stranger when it came to experiencing the terrors of hurricanes. She first went to college to get her degree in meteorology and even went to Central Michigan University for her Ph.D.
Llarisa Abreu Working at AccuWeather
Working at one of the most reliable and well-known weather broadcasting channels, AccuWeather, Llarisa Abreu is experienced in delivering daily weather forecasts for both an English and Spanish speaking audience.
Her position at AccuWeather didn’t appear out of thin air though, Abreu has worked in other prestigious weather reporting news stations such as NBC News, Latino Vision TV, and Univision. For Abreu, her desire to succeed in weather broadcasting came from her belief in the significance of advanced weather notices.
Reagan Medgie Working at FOX5
Reagan Medgie seemed to know from the beginning that she was going to be a great weather broadcaster. When she was a student at Temple University, she began broadcasting at the university’s station, the Temple Update.
Afterwards she began working at the local Pennsylvania news stations before moving to NBC’s affiliate channel in New York, WETM. While in New York Medgie began working for The Weather Channel, advancing on to WCBS before landing a very wide reaching job at FOX5.
Jennifer Delgado- The Weather Channel
When some of the worst natural disasters have hit the nation there’s always seemed to be one woman who everyone knows they can tune into see. That woman is none other than Jennifer Delgado, whose career has taken her from the deadly typhoons of the Pacific Ocean to 2012’s devastating Hurricane Sandy.
She began her career as the noon meteorologist at WTVR-TV when, after two years, she moved on CNN to work for both their famous international and domestic channels.
Shay Ryan from Tampa, Florida
Like many drawn to the cause of accurately predicting the weather, Shay Ryan grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a place known for its infamous hurricanes, and as such was drawn to meteorology.
She attended the University of Florida where she graduated with a degree in Telecommunication before going to Mississippi State University to get her Master’s degree in Geoscience. Ryan then took her wealth of knowledge back to Florida, where she began working at WFTS-TV covering the Tampa area.
Lauren Sanchez from Los Angeles
Growing up in New Mexico, Lauren Sanchez decided to move to where many choose to go to make it big in television, Los Angeles. But Lauren didn’t go for the glitz and glamour of the Hollywood stage light, rather she went to make a difference in the world of meteorology.
She first attended the prestigious University of Southern California before working her way to KCOP-TV. Sanchez later on ended up working for Fox Sports Net, KTTV Fox-11 and The View.
Vera Jimenez Won Multiple Awards
While originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Vera Jimenez moved with her family to California at the age of three. She took advantage of all the great opportunities of her new home, working hard in school and attending University in the California State University system.
She then went to expand her knowledge at Mississippi State University, an investment that paid off later on. Her hard work and knowledge earned her two Emmy Awards, three Golden Mikes, and three Golden Pylon Awards.
Lissette Gonzales from South Florida
Lissette Gonzales is an incredible combination of brains and beauty. Not only did she receive her degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University, but she was also an incredibly successful pageant contestant.
Not only was she Miss Miami and Miss Florida, but Gonzales was also the runner up at the prestigious Miss America Contest with experience as a recording artist, actress, and hostess. She has worked for stations like CBS4 News in Miami along with Los Angeles’ KTLA Prime News.
Robin Meade Works on CNN
From the fields of Ohio, Robin Meade rose through the ranks to work in many of the biggest cities in the United States such as Miami and Chicago. While still in Ohio, Meade represented her state after winning the title of Miss Ohio.
Her talent went beyond pageants though, she is also an accomplished country music artist who likely could’ve done anything. After graduating from Ashland University Meade began working with HLN with her first day being September 11, 2001.
Dylan Dreyer Works on MSNBC
When she was on NBC, Dylan Dreyer was considered the station’s most reliable meteorologist for NBC News. On a network as big as NBC this is no small feat, and what’s more impressive is how Dreyer began her career at some of the smallest stations before making her way up to national and international networks.
Today, the far reacher Dreyer can be spotted on stations like MSNBC, the Orange Room on Weekend Today, The Weather Channel, and NBC Nightly News.
Evelyn Taft from Los Angeles
While most weather forecasters on this list are capable of delivering the weather report in one language, with a few being capable in two, Evelyn Taft is fluent in four languages adding her to the elite group of smart people known as polyglots.
Although she was born in San Francisco, Taft could potentially give a weather forecast to those who speak English, Russian, Hebrew, and French. Taft has since moved to Los Angeles, working at KCAL station as an anchor.
Susana Almeida from Guadalajara, Mexico
Originating from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Susana Almeida has been taking her job in stride since 2016 when she gained some unfortunate international attention for all the wrong reasons. A video went viral showing Almeida when, during a live weather report, and a wardrobe malfunction that went unnoticed.
There’s no doubt that Almeida didn’t want this sort of attention, and while it may have broken others, Almeida took it perfectly in stride and continued to report the weather the next day.
Naile Lopez from Monterrey, Mexico
Shortly after her graduation from high school, future weather forecaster Naile Lopez decided to capitalize on her appearance and become a model. After going between Monterrey, Mexico City, and Miami for various shoots Lopez decided that the time had arrived for her to pick a different career.
Being comfortable in front of the camera, Lopez applied for a weather anchor job for the Los Noticias Televisa company in Monterrey where she was accepted. She also began working as an actress.
Sabrina Fein from San Diego
Sabrina Fein was born in San Diego, California but, after growing up there, decided to trade one sun speckled state for another and moved to Miami, Florida. There, she attended the University of Miami where she majored in Meteorology and Climatology, a decision she made after having witnessed first hand the devastation of Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Immediately after graduating, Fein was offered her first broadcasting job in Springfield, Missouri before eventually returning back to her hometown of San Diego.
Sheena Parveen from Washington D.C.
Originally from India, Sheena Parveen moved to the United States where she would become a successful weather forecaster and meteorologist. Like many others, Parveen studied meteorology at Florida State University before graduating with her Bachelor’s and moving to Tallahassee to work at WCTV.
After working for several years in Florida, Parveen took her next step and moved to Philadelphia, where she served as a forecaster at NBC 10. Finally, Parveen took her biggest career step, NBC 4 in Washington D.C.
Megan Glaros from Chicago, Illinois
Megan Glaros took her first steps into the world of journalism while living in Indiana, attending Indiana University and getting a degree in atmospheric sciences and journalism. After she graduated in 2004, Glaros moved to South Florida where she began working at the Local 10 morning news station as their meteorologist and SportsJam Live host.
Florida was a major turning point in Glaros’ career, while there she covered Hurricanes, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma opening the door for many other opportunities.
Jackie Johnson from Los Angeles
For Jackie Johnson, reporting the weather started out as a weekend job. While living in Tallahassee, Florida, Johnson was a weekend weather anchor for WCTV-TV there.
She gained valuable experience though just from these weekend appearances, experience that helped her greatly after she moved to Miami, Florida where she continued to report both the weather and the news. Currently, Johnson is a weather forecaster in Los Angeles, California, appearing on KCBS-TV at the primetime hours of 5, 6, and 11.
Gabriela Grechi an Italian Anchor
Presenting for the first time on this list, we have an Italian news anchor who brings a little Mediterranean heat. Or knows how to predict it.
Gabriela Grechi is so beloved by her fellow Italian countrymen that, not only does she report the news and the weather, she is also often seen in Italian acting roles for various television series. In fact Grechi is a woman of many talents, she has appeared on TV commercials, sports programs, and chat shows.
Yanet Garcia from Monterrey, Mexico
We’ve heard that for those who haven’t tried the whole young and successful thing should probably consider giving it a try. Yanet Garcia certainly did, and it has more than worked out for her.
In addition to being a weather reporter on the Televisa Monterrey News, Garcia is also a popular Instagram influencer with over 5 million followers on the popular social media site. Additionally, Garcia is also an entrepreneur, and has her own modeling academy called Yanet Garcia Models.
Sonya Hill Reporting from Texas
Born and raised in Texas, Sonya Hill isn’t ashamed to appear in front of the camera and make herself vulnerable to the judgement of her audience. That confidence stems from her competitive modeling she did while she was younger, during which she made it to the top 10 of the Swimsuit USA International competition.
She first made the switch to meteorology by working for three years at KRIS Communications before working at KZTV Action 10 News in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Maria Quiban from Los Angeles
Originally from the Philippines, Maria Quiban moved east along the Pacific Ocean to Honolulu, Hawaii with her family at age nine. While there, Quiban developed an interest in weather and meteorology and decided to attend the University of Hawaii where she began studying journalism.
After getting her degree, Quiban decided to stay local and began working at the NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu. But the call of the mainland was too strong before long Quiban moved east to Los Angeles.
Chita Craft from Houston, Texas
Chita Craft brings much of her midwestern charm and class to early morning news coverage. Born in Knoxville, Tennessee Craft went west to Arizona State University and then saw more of the country after completing her degree at Mississippi State University.
It seems as though Craft couldn’t pick which part of the country was her favorite, after Mississippi she moved to Redding, California, where she stood out by winning Best Media Personality two years straight before settling in Houston, Texas.
Erin Nicole from Detroit, Michigan
Growing up in Birmingham, Michigan, Erin Nicole attended Mercy High School before graduating and setting her sights on the big apple itself. By big apple we of course mean New York City, where Nicole moved to pursue her dream of having a career in broadcast and entertainment.
By 2002 she had already secured a job as a reporter for UPN and CBS, although it did require her to move to Detroit. There she worked as the Detroit Pistons arena hostess.
Cristina Blackwell the Bilingual Broadcaster
Born in San Antonia, Cristina Blackwell got a dual national and cultural upbringing by her Mexican mother and Alabama native father. She and her family were constantly on the move, requiring that Blackwell constantly switch schools.
As a result, Blackwell reflected that she was often the victim of bullying, an experience she said that helped her become who she is today. Today she gives reports in two languages, both English and Spanish, for Univision Network and Ken-TV 5 Eyewitness News.
Magda Palimariu from Bucharest, Romania
Magda Palimariu is a small town girl who grew up to become an internationally recognized model and weather reporter. Originally from a small town in Transylvania called Sibiu, she left to pursue her Master’s degree in journalism.
After obtaining her dream degree Palimariu moved to Bucharest to pursue her career. She currently is still in Bucharest, where her reporting has also transformed into a lucrative modeling career, landing her in well known international magazines like Pro TV Magazine and Playboy.
Angie Gonzalez Mexico’s Youngest Reporter
To the untrained eye, it seems as though Angie Gonzalez was born to be a weather presenter. In all honesty, how many people get selected to be a weather presenter when they’re too young to legally work? That’s exactly what happened to Gonzalez.
She had already been preselected at a young age to be Multimedia’s youngest presenter but she had to wait until she was old enough to work. During that time, Gonzalez hit the books, learning everything she could.
Sugey Abrego a Mexican Star
Say the name Sugey Abrego while in Mexico and it is more than likely that the locals there will recognise that name immediately. Abrego has been a staple to Mexican news television since 1978, presenting on the channel, Canal 4.
Before becoming a weather reporter Abrego was studying to become an actress, and appeared on numerous telenovelas in addition to her work in the theater. On top of all that, Abrego has been featured in magazines like Playboy and Maxim.
Christina Loren from Nashville, Tennessee
Christina Loren has been working as both a news anchor and agricultural meteorologist since 2015. Before that she worked at numerous stations throughout the United States. These include postings on both coasts, one in Miami, Florida, and another in San Francisco, California, the second of it being closer to the place where she grew up, Palm Springs, California.
She’s since left the sunny beachside of the United States and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where she’s since been working at RFD-TV.
Kristi Marie Capel from Missouri
Growing up Kristi Marie Capel took athleticism seriously. As a teenager she participated in as many school sports as she could and still enjoys running as a workout and hobby. After high school she began participating in beauty pageants and even won Miss Missouri even though she was originally from Kentucky.
She participated in the very competitive Miss America before making the move to news and weather anchor at KSPR-TV in Springfield. Since then she’s become an anchor at WBRE-TV.
Patricia Jaggernauth from Toronto, Canada
Patricia Jaggernauth is one of the biggest award winners on this list. Although she is a weather reporter and remote broadcaster for CP24, Toronto’s Breaking News she is also the winner of several prestigious Canadian television awards and even an Emmy.
Her success on television has dubbed her with the moniker as being the “Next Tyra Banks,” after she started a very successful online fashion boutique called the PJ Glamgirl. She also has her own talk show called Patricia J.
Roxana Vancea from Romanian Broadcasting
Roxana Vancea doesn’t just keep her audience’s attention by simply stating the weather, this Romanian weather reporter has her own signature style which keeps all eyes on her. While presenting the weather Vancea is known to spice up the news by doing jumping jacks and dancing while live on air.
She is also an avid workout enthusiast, posting her workouts on Instagram to the benefit of her more than 370,000 followers making her yet another very high rated fitness influencer.
Liberte Chan Does a Lot
It’s hard to say from where Liberte Chan is more well known, her work as a weather reporter or her prior career as a nationally ranked competitive figure skater. That’s right, Liberte Chan is one of those women who seems as though she can do it all.
Not only an athlete and reporter, Chan is also book smart as well, having gotten her Master’s degree in public health. She also has her own blog, writing about both fashion and beauty.
Alejandra Medina Model and Influencer
Alejandra Medina has success both on the small screen and through her popular Instagram account where she is unquestionably a fitness influencer. Her Instagram videos and photos are followed by her many fans who are impressed by her skills and talent doing the popular workout activity, CrossFit.
When she isn’t impressing the world with her CrossFit workouts, she’s the weather reporter for TV Azteca, in addition to being a beauty queen and a model in her home country of Mexico.
Diana Alvarado from Juarez, Mexico
Another beauty queen turned weather reporter, Diana Alvarado was the former Miss America Internacional, a beauty competition which was put in place to highlight the natural beauty and culture of Latina women.
Being a winner of a competition like that means beating out fierce competition, something that Alvarado doesn’t shy away from. Her talent on stage and in front of the camera has also resulted into her pursuing a career as a motivational speaker, a weather reporter, and life coach.
Lluvia Carrillo from Monterrey, Mexico
For Lluvia Carrillo, much of her life has been involved in sports. Before becoming a professional weather reporter, Carrillo got her start in journalism as a hostess for Televisa Deportes, a popular sports program among the Spanish speaking community.
Since then she has moved her work over to Televisa Moneterrey, becoming the weather reporter for that program. Her involvement with the sporting world hasn’t totally ended, she’s currently dating soccer player Javier Aquino, a player for the Mexican national team.
Araksya Karapetyan from Los Angeles
Much like the Kardashian family, Araksya Karapetyan came from Armenia and moved to the United States where she got a successful career on television. Unlike the Kardashians though, Karapetyan is famous for her weather reporting as opposed to the many, um, projects that the Kardashians often get up to.
Raised in Palos Verdes, California, Karapetyan studied international relations and broadcast journalism at Syracuse University before moving to Los Angeles, California where she is currently working on the broadcasting channel KTTV.
Julia Durda from Sacramento, California
A California native, Julia Durda spent her childhood in Sacramento, the state’s capitol, before moving to Mississippi where she studied at Mississippi State University. After getting her degree Durda moved back to Sacramento, California where she worked for KXTV.
But Durda isn’t just another California reporter, she has worked throughout the country, going everywhere from Phoenix, Arizona working at KPHO, Miami, Florida’s WSVN and WPLG, along with major national syndicates like the popular Good Morning America and ABC’s World News.
Domenica Davis from NBC News
While popular as a reporter in the United States, Domenica Davis was originally from Italy before moving to the United States to try and live the American dream. She applied for and was accepted to Boston University, graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism before deciding to go back one again for her Master’s.
Since then Davis has gone on to work for major broadcasting networks. These include the likes of Fox News and NBC News, where she currently works.
Janice Villagran from Guadalajara, Mexico
Janice Villagran has citizenship for both the United States and Mexico. Even though she could legally work in both countries, Villagran decided to stay in Mexico, primarily Guadalajara, where she was born and raised.
While studying in college she leveraged her communications degree for a job on a television show on Estrella TV. There she primarily reports on the weather for the week but also is often seen presenting for other shows on television along with other live TV events.
Marilu Kaufman from Monterrey, Mexico
Also from Mexico, Marilu Kaufman was born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Kaufman began her career for a local broadcasting network but quickly transformed herself into a Mexican household name.
This was done, not only with her broadcasting talent which she showcased on Multimedios Television and on Milenio TV, but also by working as a model on the side. Through that she appeared in television commercials, billboards, and even popular music videos. She also has 50,000 Instagram followers.
Carolina Ramirez, Originally from Colombia
Originally from Colombia, Carolina Ramirez had her start competing in beauty pageants and on reality shows where she was seen winning over both the judges and the audiences. There was probably no doubt in Univisions’ minds, after they hired her, that they were going to attract a lot more viewers by putting Ramirez front and center.
They weren’t wrong, since appearing on their program Ramirez has acquired a massive fan base which have translated into more than 50,000 Instagram followers.
Kim Kardashian recently opened up about some of her money-making opportunities now and over the past 15 years, when she was on David Letterman’s show. In the third season of David Letterman’s Netflix show My Guest Needs No Introduction, Kim Kardashian shared that the family would not be who they are today without their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She said that’s why the family continues to share their lives.
Making More Money on Social Media
The reality star and businesswoman mentioned that the family continued to film their lives daily, even though they could post something on Instagram and social media as a whole and make more money than they would do during a whole season.
The KKW Beauty and Skims founder didn’t mention the actual amount that she makes from a single post on Instagram, but she has said previously that she’d get somewhere between $300,000 and $500,000 per post, even sometimes close to $1 million.
Breaking Down Kim Kardashian’s Earnings
Some reports have said the Kardashian family has signed a “below $100 million” contract with E! News network to renew the show through the year 2020. TMZ also reported that a 5-year deal for the family was worth $150 million. After the momager, Kris Jenner gets her 10% share, the deal comes out to be about $26 million per season. Breaking it down further, each Kardashian-Jenner sister would get about $4.5 million per season.
Kim Kardashian mentioned that she and her family were so grateful and blessed for their comfortable lifestyles. KUWTK is scheduled to end with Season 20 in 2021. Despite her makeup line and Skimswear line, the reality show is what makes her have the highest net worth among her sisters. Her fortune totals out to be about $780 million, which is after she sold a 20% stake of her cosmetics company, KKW beauty.