Meredith Garofalo Biography and Wiki
Born on March 27, 1986, in Cleveland, Meredith Garofalo is an American award-winning meteorologist & TV presenter, who has worked for a number of networks. She has worked for WGN, WJOB, ABC 7 WWSB-TV, and KKFX.
Meredith Garofalo Age, How Old is Meredith Garofalo?
Meredith Garofalo is 32 years old as of 2020, She was born on March 27, 1986, In the USA.
Meredith Garofalo Height and Weight
According to her photos, Garofalo appears to be a woman of average stature. Her height could be around 5 ft 4 in. However, her exact height is currently unavailable.
Meredith Garofalo Family and Education
Meredith was born and brought up in Cleveland, She attended Trinity High School, a coed Roman Catholic college preparatory school in Garfield Heights, Ohio. In high school, she was a part of the chorus & was also the “weather girl” on Trinity High School News, the school’s televised morning announcements.
She also played basketball, volleyball, and track. After high school, Meredith attended Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana from 2004 to 2008. While there, she pursued her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a minor in TV and Radio Communications.
While at college, she was a part of many organizations such as the Kappa Delta Sorority, The Source 95.1 DM, Acabellas Acapella group, gospel choir, University Singers, and the National Weather Association local chapter
Meredith Garofalo Husband, Is Meredith Garofalo Married?
Meredith is not yet married but is in a relationship with her longtime boyfriend Scott Wallace. The couple started dating each other since 28 February 2014. Sharing sorrow and happiness together, the duo recently celebrated its fourth anniversary on 28 February 2018 as per the image Meredith shared on Instagram.
Back in 2015, Scott was in the reality show of a cooking competition named BUD and BURGERS Championship. And while he was in that competition, she used to frequently tweet about his success.
Meredith once tweeted congratulating her boyfriend for being a semi-finalist on that show. Besides that, the duo has even introduced each other to their family. Meredith previously shared a photo on her Instagram, where she celebrated Thanksgiving Eve with her boyfriend and future in-laws.
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Meredith Garofalo Weathernation Meteorologist and Wiki
In June 2017, Garofalo moved to Denver, Colorado, where she still works as a broadcast meteorologist for WeatherNation. Meredith interned for a semester at WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois while she was still in college. She then did the Morning Weather Updates from December 2007 to June 2008 at WJOB AM 1230 in Hammond, Indiana.
After graduation, her first job was as a freelance reporter for Zanesville Times. In January 2009, she was hired by KOTA-TV in Rapid City, South Dakota as a weekend meteorologist, anchor, and reporter.
She stayed there for almost 2 years until October 2010. Garofalo then joined ABC 7 WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida in February 2011 until February 2013 as a meteorologist, reporter, and producer.
Meredith’s next job moved her to Santa Barbara, California where she worked from December 2013 to June 2017. While there, she worked as a weekday meteorologist for several companies and stations: The News-Press and Gazette Company on Fox 11, KEYT News Channel 3, KKFX, and KCOY Central Coast News.
Meredith Garofalo Salary
Meredith receives an annual salary ranging between $ 24,292 and $ 72,507 that translates to an hourly average wage of between $ 10.15 and $ 31.32.
Meredith Garofalo Net Worth
Meredith has an estimated net worth of $800,000 as of 2020. She has amassed this amount from her career as a news journalist for Weathernation and other previous networks she has worked for.
Meredith Garofalo Weathernation
Q&A WITH MEREDITH GAROFALO
What inspired you to become a meteorologist and pursue a career as an on-air weathercaster?
I was just three years old when my Mom told me her story of surviving the F-5 tornado that wiped out Xenia, Ohio during the Super Outbreak of 1974. The tornado formed across the street from where she was and touched down in the backyard. My Mom worked with the Red Cross to help victims and it was at that moment I felt it was my calling to study severe weather and storms to help keep people informed and safe. I think I was the first to make a “Facebook Live” weather report using my Fischer Price tape recorder! I continued to study weather, how the local meteorologists covered it, and then got into the morning news in Middle School doing weather reports. I love what I do every single day and how I can make a difference in the lives of people, storm or sunshine!
What is your most memorable weather experience?
While working in Florida, I was able to cover Tropical Storm Debby in 2012 from the field. It spawned tornadoes, flooded our local beaches and streets, produced incredible wind damage, and tossed boats out of the harbor. I love being out in the elements reporting on the latest weather conditions and impacts but more importantly, keeping people informed, safe and prepared when Mother Nature is at her worst.
Outside of weather, what are your hobbies and interests?
I love educating and inspiring our youth by setting a positive role model and speaking to them at career days and giving classroom talks. I also am very passionate about giving back to the community and donating my time and talents helping organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Make-A-Wish, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross. For fun, you’ll find me staying active in the outdoors from sports to hiking and cheering on my favorite teams (including the Broncos!)
Besides your parents, who has influenced you the most in your life?
I have to give a huge credit to all of my teachers from grade school through college. Even when I was struggling, they continued to motivate me to work hard and accomplish whatever I wanted in life. They knew I always wanted to be a television meteorologist and because of them, I’m living the dream. My broadcast meteorologist mentors have also played a huge role in my success, especially the late Rich Apuzzo. I would not be where I am today without his advice and support during the beginning of my career.
What is a little known fact about you?
I am an accomplished singer and actress! I have performed our National Anthem more than 100 times for professional and collegiate sports as well as non-profit and community events. In 2013, I played one of my favorite roles as Rizzo in “Grease” for a local theater production in Florida. I also love to dance and have competed in two local Dancing with the Stars competitions, taking first place in 2016 with a Foxtrot routine.
What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
We live in a digital world, with people constantly wanting information as fast as they can get it and that’s most accessible. I really hope as meteorologists we can continue to prove ourselves as weather experts that offer more than just numbers and forecasts. Using social media as a tool and combining it with station resources and digital platforms, I hope we can be people’s #1 go-to source for weather information, especially during severe and threatening weather events. An app can’t walk you through a tornado warning, but we will and in the most detailed and easy-to-understand way so you’re safe and prepared before, during, and after.