MARIA LAROSA
 Resume EXPERIENCE The Weather Channel Atlanta, GA March 2011-Present Meteorologist Co-Anchor, "Morning Rush," TWC's signature weekday morning show Primary Fill-in for Al Roker on "The Today Show" and "Wake up with Al" Frequent studio work in news, programming, features, and specials. Field reporting from scene of severe weather events. KYW-TV Philadelphia, PA May 2004-March 2011 Weekday Morning Meteorologist (2007-2011) Weekend Meteorologist (2004-2007) Hosted “Maria’s Backyard Barbeque” feature during the summer WXIX-TV Cincinnati, OH October 2001-May 2004 Weekend Meteorologist WTVM – 9 ABC TV Columbus, GA February 2001-October 2002 Morning Meteorologist/Anchor. Perform morning news anchor duties that involve preparing scripts for the morning news hour, as well as for the two news cut-ins during Good Morning America. Perform morning on-air weather. his involves forecasting and preparing supportive graphics and satellite images for weather segments. There are five short weather and two long weather segments throughout the news hour. Also prepare and perform six weather briefs during Good Morning America. June 2000-February 2001 Morning News Anchor/News Reporter Performed morning news anchor duties as stated above. Was responsible for developing news stories as a reporter. Involved finding and maintaining contacts in the community, gathering facts, scheduling interviews, and writing and editing the final product for the day’s news programs. November 1998-June 2000 Weekend Meteorologist/News Reporter Prepared forecast and supportive graphics for weather segments in four news shows during the week. Also served as a fill-in for morning and evening meteorologists and performed reporter duties as stated above. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS Pennsylvania State University B. S. Meteorology, 1998 Emphasis: Mesoscale and Synoptic Forecasting. AMS Seal of Approval. 2006 CBM Seal of Approval. 2006 OTHER EXPERIENCE Community Liaison, WTVM-9 1998-2001 Serve as a station representative at various functions like community expos and fairs. Also schedule weather talks at schools and other facilities. Teaching Assistant for Intro Meteorology Course 1997-1998 Responsible for preparing and conducting lectures (which often included hands-on demonstrations and experiments), organizing assignments, quizzes and tests, and providing grades and final evaluations for as many as 30 students per semester. Proficient using Liveline Genesis 2000 weather graphics and data system. Skilled using DVC-pro editing system. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST