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Sunday, January 29, 2012

I'm Back!

After four months of filling in for Rachel Lutzker on Morning Extra at 9 am, I’m back to working nights! You can catch my weathercasts on the News at 4 and 10 PM Sunday through Thursday nights. Don’t worry Geoff Fox fans! You can still get your fix at 11 PM.

It was really fun filling in for Rachel Lutzker. Remember, I’m a meteorologist. I didn’t go to school to be an anchor or a host. I didn’t take any journalism or communications in college. So the whole experience was a challenge for me!

During my time on the show I had to learn how to read off a teleprompter! (You know us meteorologists just make the forecast up as we go, ha ha.) I helped prepare interview questions for our guests, I selected fun stories and viral videos to share with all of you. And I even got a taste of hard news. But through it all, I think I became a better meteorologist! How is that possible, you ask? Well, I’m more comfortable and confident on air. In the end, that helps me communicate the weather better to you!

I’m really going to miss everyone on that show. And drinking on live TV at 9 am. But I’m SO excited to return to nights! Weather is my passion. I love staying up late to watch the new model runs come in. But mostly, I love delivering the weather to everyone while they’re half asleep every night.

You may have noticed (thanks to those of you who did) that I took a week off before my transition to nights. I went to visit my grandparents in Nevada. I have always been extremely close to them, as they lived next door to me for my entire childhood! My grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over a decade ago but recently had to stop traveling. It’s a horrible disease. But she is the strongest woman I know and she’s fighting hard. It feels really good to take care of her like she has taken care of me all these years. She deserves it. And my grandfather loves her so much it makes you want to cry, watching them together. Here's a pic of me with my sister and grandmother (we call her Nanny).


I’m so glad I got to sneak in a little time with them. I even had a chance to see a Vegas show and go zip lining in the desert! Bootleg Canyon Flightlines


But now I’m home and excited to get back to work. If you made it this far in the post, I apologize for rambling. See you at 4 and 10 PM!

3 comments:

John M West said...

We are so happy to have you back..

You have grown so much in your trade ... and it shows.. mot would dream of the chance you had to fly out the box for a few months. Nothing ventured nothing gained and you gained.

Can't wait to watch tonight.. I'll be there:)

John W
Southington, CT

DorisC said...

Welcome back Rachel!!!

craig hebert said...

Welcome back. Sorry about Nanny. It's so hard to see are loved ones go through that. Glad you had a great time away. And ps your were great on the morning show. You are amazing in front of the camera. You have a sparkling personality that just shines through. And makes us all comfortable. That's why everyone loves you. See you soon