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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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Scattered rain and storms return to SWFL this weekend

Happy Friday! With dry air in place, highs will skyrocket to the low-80s with plentiful sunshine this afternoon. But today is our last nice day...
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Cooler and drier air dominates Thursday across SWFL

Cooler and drier air is the name of the game across Southwest Florida today! Expect a mostly cloudy sky through lunchtime before we eventually mix...
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Warm, muggy ahead of cold front Wednesday

Happy Tuesday, Southwest Florida! After pesky fog this morning, we've had a mixture of sun and clouds with highs in the mid-80s.     Ahead of a...
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Patchy fog, warm temperatures ahead of a Wednesday cold front

Good Monday morning! The Weather Authority is tracking warm and humid conditions ahead of a cold front Wednesday. This afternoon will feature highs in the...
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Few showers, record heat possible Friday afternoon

Who’s ready for record heat across Southwest Florida?! Well, even if you aren’t, that’s what we have in store over the next three days. We...
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Record heat possible across SWFL this weekend

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! Drier air has filtered into our region, which allows for a significant temperature swing After starting in the 40s and 50s,...
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Spotty showers possible Wednesday along a stalled front

The cold front that rolled through Southwest Florida yesterday has now stalled just to our south. This increase in moisture will spark up a few...
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Slightly drier, warm behind Tuesday’s cold front

Happy Tuesday, Southwest Florida! Drier air is mixing in behind Tuesday morning's cold front. Looking ahead to tomorrow morning, we'll be waking up to cooler...
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Spotty areas of rain expected ahead of Tuesday’s cold front

Happy Monday! A cold front arrives in our region tomorrow. Ahead of it, spotty rain is possible as early as today. First we’ll see showers...
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Scattered rain along a Friday cold front, cooler weekend

Happy Friday, Southwest Florida! A cold front moves through our region this afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the low 80s before the front arrives with...

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