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Kaitlyn McGrath

Mississippi State University

Certificate of Science in Geoscience; Broadcast Meteorology Concentration

Graduated: August 2017

University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida                                   

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications-News Broadcasting; Meteorology Concentration    

Dance Minor

Graduated: May 2014                                                                                                                                      

GPA: 3.60

Work Experience

WUSA - Washington, DC (October 2021-Present)

Meteorologist and Climate Reporter

Responsible for providing the certified most accurate forecast for the Washington D.C. region during the weekday noon and evening broadcasts.

Additional responsibilities include serving as an environmental advocate committed to informing viewers about the changing climate.

NBC Connecticut (October 2015-October 2021)


Morning meteorologist responsible for delivering accurate and timely  weather forecasts for Connecticut.

Actively involved in the Connecticut community making public appearances including 

school visits and weather preparedness events. Contributing Meteorologist for CNBC during severe weather coverage.


WCSC- Live 5 News - Charleston, SC (January 2014-Present)                                                                                                                                                                        Weather Forecaster

Weekday evening and weekend morning weather anchor. Responsible for delivering accurate and timely weather

forecasts for Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. Additional duties include live traffic reporting, producing

feature stories for a variety of topics, and performing live shots during various newscasts.

Actively involved in representing WCSC at community events and various public appearances including schools,

senior programs, and hurricane preparedness programs.


WRUF/WUFT-TV - Gainesville, FL (October 2012-December 2014)

Selected as a weather forecasting anchor responsible for reporting live on the 5pm news for areas in

north and central Florida.  Responsible for generating special weather reports and prepared weather

updates for WRUF. Worked as a student news reporter responsible for creating day-of packages for the

5pm newscast.


KDKA-TV - CBS Pittsburgh (May 2013-August 2013)

Intern responsible for assisting Meteorologist Dennis Bowman and Pittsburgh Today Live Host and evening news anchor Kristine Sorensen. Duties included providing insight for daily forecasts, preparing and setting up interviews for guests of Pittsburgh Today Live, assisting the producer

with script writing for the show, as well as going out on stories and completing packages for both Pittsburgh

Today Live and the evening newscasts.


University of Florida Office of Student Life (August 2012- January 2014)

Assistant to the Academic Advisor to the UF Football Team


Special Awards and Memberships

National Weather Association Seal of Approval

2021 National Capital Chesapeake Bay Regional Emmy - Outstanding Weather - News
2022 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association - Best Meteorologist
2022 National Capital Chesapeake Bay Regional Emmy - Outstanding Weather - News
2022 National Capital Chesapeake Bay Regional Emmy - Weathercast
2023 Society of Professional Journalist, Washington D.C. Pro Chapter - Winner, Television Beat Reporting


Weather Programs

Proficient in WSI Weather Central, Max Studio, Fusion, Fusion Studio, and 3D Live

Additional Software

Extensive experience with Final Cut Pro, iNews, ENPS

Activities and Leadership

Girls on the Run DC (July 2022-Present)

Board Member for Girls on the Run DC. GOTR is a nonprofit organization that uses a fun, experience-based curriculum that integrates running to help young girls build confidence and live a healthy life.

STEM for Her (April 2022-Present)

Active volunteer and advocate for STEM for her, a non profit that encourages and educates girls grade school-college on STEM opportunities and career paths. The organization also provides scholarships and financial support for programs that promote STEM.


American Red Cross  (June 2015-Present)                                                                                                                                                                                           

Provide disaster preparedness information at community events and direct presentations. Provide outreach of Red Cross services to the community.


Mississippi State University Storm Chaser (May 2015)

Member of a storm chasing team that studies various severe storm methods while chasing storms in the Great Plains.

University of Florida Dazzler (2011-2014)

Member of UF Dazzler Dance Team    

Co-Captain of the UF Dazzler Dance Team (2012-2014)

Perform at football, basketball, volleyball, soccer and baseball events; make appearances at numerous

community events throughout Gainesville to promote the University.

Kappa Delta Sorority- Beta Pi Chapter, University of Florida (January 2012-May 2014)

Sister of the Kappa Delta sorority. Participates in philanthropies that support Girl Scouts

and Prevent Child Abuse America. Academic mentor to underclassmen. 

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