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March 1, 2010

Meteorologist Maria LaRosa Joins The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel® (TWC) today announced that Maria LaRosa has been hired as its newest on-camera meteorologist.  LaRosa brings more than twelve years of broadcast meteorology experience to TWC, most recently providing the weekday morning forecast for the Philadelphia region on CBS 3 and The CW Philly's Eyewitness News This Morning.  

Prior to her time in Philadelphia that began in 2004, LaRosa was the weekend meteorologist at WXIX-TV, the Fox station in Cincinnati.  Previously, she was a meteorologist and anchor for WTVM-TV, the ABC station in Columbus, GA.
LaRosa holds a bachelor's degree in meteorology from Penn State University. She was also a teaching assistant for the University's introductory meteorology course before graduating in 1998.  LaRosa holds the new CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) seal from the American Meteorological Society, considered the gold standard of accreditation in her field.
Born in New York State, LaRosa grew up in New Jersey and will be relocating to Atlanta with her husband and two sons.


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