Brittany Van Voorhees

Professional Experience

2018 to present: Meteorologist and Weather Producer, WINK News. Previously worked as a meteorologist at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach S.C. and as a weather forecaster at WRUF-TV in Gainesville, Fla.

Awards & Recognition

Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society.

I covered Hurricane Matthew in 2016 as the storm went right over Myrtle Beach and covered Irma’s significant impact to the area as a tropical storm in 2017.

News Philosophy

Our job as meteorologists isn’t just to forecast the weather. It’s explaining the science to you, the viewer, in a fun, accurate and engaging way!

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I love exploring the outdoors with friends, family, and especially my puppy, Roger! I much prefer Diet Coke over coffee. I love to learn and would attend school for the rest of my life (and forecast the weather on the side) if I could. I enjoy being active as a dancer and swimmer, but football is my favorite sport – although I never played. Growing up an Auburn fan, I’ll always have a loyalty to the Tigers, but my main sports teams are the Florida Gators, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Braves. I’m an alumni of the Chi Omega Fraternity and very passionate about our philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication with a certificate in Meteorology and Climatology from the University of Florida

Master of Science in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The weather!

Hometown

Atlanta, Ga

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More heat and humidity across SWFL Thursday afternoon

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! The Weather Authority is tracking another hot and humid day in store with highs soaring into the mid 90s. Unfortunately, it's...
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Heat indices above 100° expected, keeping a close eye on the tropics

Happy Wednesday, Southwest Florida! Get ready for another scorcher as highs reach the low-mid 90s this afternoon. When you factor in the humidity, our heat...
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Tracking more areas of scattered storms across SWFL this weekend

Happy Friday, Southwest Florida! Rain today is going to come in a little earlier than yesterday for our coastal areas. Due to a dominant westerly...
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More rain and storms on the way, minor flooding possible

Get ready for another round of scattered rain and storms! The tropical moisture will allow for heavy rain and the potential for minor flooding. Before...
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Scattered storms, heavy rain expected near I-75 this afternoon

Happy Wednesday, Southwest Florida! Get ready for another round of heat, humidity, and the opportunity for rain and storms. Highs reach the upper 80s and...
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Scattered storms, hot and humid to start off June across SWFL

It's the first day of June, and boy, does it feel like it! Highs will reach the upper 80s and lower 90s this afternoon. When...
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Scattered rain and storms will impact Memorial Day plans

As we honor and remember those who died for our country this Memorial Day, we will also be tracking rain and storms across Southwest...
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Rain chances ramp up heading toward Memorial Day in SWFL

Happy Friday, Southwest Florida! Expect a few more showers and storms today with an uptick in humidity levels. Temperatures will still peak in the low-mid...
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Finally tracking the return of rain to SW Florida

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! Expect the return of humidity and a chance of rain this afternoon. Before we get to the showers, highs will peak...
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Hotter than normal, fire danger improvement across Southwest Florida

With hotter-than-normal temperatures today and summer approaching, it’s a good reminder of the distinction between heat exhaustion and heatstroke! This can mean the difference between...

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