Vanessa murdock




CBM #385




WCBS-TV                         New York, NY                                                                         October 2011-Present

Weekend Morning Meteorologist/Weekday Reporter

  • Deliver live, on-air weathercasts during weekend morning newscasts and fill-in as necessary.
  • Deliver live, continuous weather coverage during severe weather outbreaks.
  • Report weather and community stories for weekday newscasts.


WTKR-TV                         Norfolk, VA                                                             November 2006-September 2011

Meteorologist/Reporter/Executive Producer

  • Deliver live, on-air weathercasts for the CBS affiliate WTKR during weekend morning and evening newscasts.
  • Deliver live, continuous weather coverage during tornado outbreaks and severe thunderstorms.
  • Report weather and community stories for weekday newscasts.
  • Report ways to ‘Go Green’ for monthly segment.
  • Manage production of, produce, report and support editing of annual hurricane specials, including the Emmy Nominated 2007 Hurricane Special “Surviving the Storm.”
  • Prepare detailed, seven-day forecasts and create graphics using Barron’s VIPIR and Weather Central’s 3D:LIVE.
  • Write daily weather discussion and post it to the station website
  • Record forecasts for local radio stations 101.3 2WD and The New Rejoice 100.9.
  • Fill-in for the Chief and Morning Meteorologists.
  • Visit local schools and community organizations to promote weather safety and WTKR.


Virginia Wesleyan College     Norfolk, VA                                                                                July 2007-Present

Adjunct Instructor of Meteorology

  • Teach students the fundamentals atmospheric science and meteorology.
  • Prepare exams, homework, and discussions to enhance students understanding of the science.


WCAV / WVAW / WAHU      Charlottesville, VA                                                               May 2005-October 2006

Broadcast Meteorologist

  • Deliver live, on-air weathercasts for the ABC affiliate WVAW during the 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.
  • Deliver live, on-air weathercasts for the FOX affiliate WAHU during the 10 p.m. newscast.
  • Deliver live, on-air, team-coverage weathercasts for the CBS affiliate WCAV during the 5 p.m. newscast.
  • Deliver live, continuous weather coverage during tornado outbreaks, severe thunderstorms, and winter weather.
  • Prepare, deliver, and post the "Online Weather Minute" to our stations website
  • Write daily weather discussion and post it to our station's website
  • Record six weathercasts per day for local radio stations HOT 101.9 and MIX 107.5.
  • Prepare detailed, seven-day forecast for all counties within DMA and create graphics using Weather Central's LIVE, 3D:LIVE, GENESIS, and Storm Sentinel.


Pennsylvania State University       University Park, PA                                                       August 2003-May 2005

Teaching Assistant

  • Instruct students on the fundamentals of meteorology.
  • Provide assistance to students in conducting homework and laboratory exercises.
  • Grade homework and laboratory assignments.


Pennsylvania State University,      University Park, PA                                                       May 2004-August 2004

Climate Office Intern

  • Create monthly analog temperature and precipitation forecasts for US.
  • Create monthly probabilistic forecasts for Pennsylvania.





Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM)





American Meteorological Society & National Weather Association





Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Masters of Science, Meteorology,

May ’05


University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Bachelors of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Minor: History

May ‘00





  • Barron’s VIPIR
  • WSI’s ShowFX and Storm Tracker
  • Weather Central’s LIVE, 3D:LIVE, and Storm Sentinel
  • WorldNow
  • Lotus Notes
  • Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • ENPS and Final Cut Pro.