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About Kaitlyn
Meteorologist | WUSA9 | Washington, DC

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kaitlyn McGrath's passion for weather began when local Meteorologist, Dennis Bowman, did a presentation at her elementary school. The science of the atmosphere has captivated her ever since.


Moving south to attend the University of Florida, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, News Broadcasting with a concentration in Meteorology from one of the top journalism schools in the country. During her time at UF, Kaitlyn gained experience in front of the green screen as a Student Forecaster for the local PBS Station WUFT-TV. 


Kaitlyn began her broadcast career at WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina, and prior to joining WUSA9, worked at the NBC affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut. During her time in Connecticut, Kaitlyn was also a contributing meteorologist for CNBC where she forecasted high-impact storms of national significance from CNBC’s World Headquarters in New Jersey.

In addition to her role as a Meteorologist, Kaitlyn is also an environmental advocate committed to informing viewers about the changing climate. From rising sea levels to warming air temperatures, she recognizes the consequences climate change is having on our region and it is her goal to help educate our viewers about what can be done to help mitigate the impacts of the changing climate.

Kaitlyn is an Emmy award winning Meteorologist who has been honored with the NWA Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

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