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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

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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Tropical Storm Beta forms in the Gulf of Mexico

It's time to get the Greek alphabet out! We've now gone through all of the names for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and are...
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Tropical Depression Twenty-Two Forms Over Southwest Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Depression Twenty-Two formed over the southwest Gulf of Mexico on Thursday evening. This system currently has 35 mph winds and is moving to the...
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Hurricane Sally crawling towards the Gulf Coast; landfall expected Wednesday morning

The Atlantic Basin has four named storms simultaneously: Hurricane Paulette, Hurricane Sally, Tropical Storm Teddy and Tropical Storm Vicky. We also have three tropical...
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Hurricane Sally slows as it approaches the central Gulf Coast

As of 11 p.m. Monday, there are four named storms in the Tropics: Hurricane Sally, Hurricane Paulette, Tropical Storm Vicky and Tropical Storm Teddy. Sally...
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Tropical Depression set to bring a cloudy and wet Saturday

Tropical Depression Nineteen will be moving over the east coast of Florida Friday night and then move over Southwest Florida Saturday. As of 11pm, not...
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Tropical wave may bring wet weather Saturday; Four other tropical systems to watch

On Thursday, The Weather Authority is keeping an eye on six tropical systems: two tropical storms and four tropical waves. There are two tropical waves...
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New tropical wave in the western Atlantic; Paulette and Rene maintain strength

As of Wednesday night, The Weather Authority is keeping an eye on five tropical systems: two tropical storms and three tropical waves. As of 11...
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Rene weakens to a tropical depression; Paulette a weaker tropical storm

The Weather Authority is keeping an eye on four tropical systems: one tropical storm, one tropical depression, and two tropical waves. As of 11pm Tuesday,...
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Tropical Storm Paulette and Rene churn in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Paulette formed in the central Atlantic Ocean Monday morning, becoming the 16th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Paulette is...
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Trio of tropical waves to monitor in the eastern Atlantic

The climatological peak of hurricane season is less than one week away! We are tracking one tropical depression and three areas of interest. The first...

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