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 Nestor forms in the Gulf of Mexico, targets Florida panhandle

A storm in the central Gulf of Mexico became better organized Friday to form as Tropical Storm Nestor. The storm is still battling wind shear,...

Karen has weakened to a depression, Lorenzo powerful Category 4 hurricane

We’re now down to two storms in the Atlantic: Tropical Storm Karen and Major Hurricane Lorenzo. Tropical Depression Karen As of 11 a.m. Friday morning, Karen...

Tropical Storm Karen soaks Puerto Rico, long-term forecast still uncertain

The Atlantic continues to remain active with three named storms: Jerry, Karen and Lorenzo, as well as a tropical disturbance in the Gulf. Nothing...
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Karen weakens to tropical depression as it moves toward Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

We are currently monitoring one tropical depression and two tropical storms in the WINK Weather Center. Tropical Depression Karen Karen formed yesterday morning near the Windward...
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Tropical Storm Karen continues moving through southeastern Caribbean

There are currently three areas to monitor: two active named storms and one area of interest. We’re closely watching them all in the WINK...

Activity in the Tropics: Jerry strengthens into a Category 2 Hurricane

There are currently five areas to monitor: two active named storms and three areas of interest. We're closely watching them all in the WINK...

Tropical Storm Jerry forms in the open Atlantic, tropics continue to heat up

There are currently five areas to monitor: three named storms and two areas of interest. We're closely watching them all in the WINK Weather...
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Humberto moves away from Florida, forecast to approach Bermuda midweek

The WINK News Weather Authority continues tracking the latest updates on formation in the tropics, as Humberto strengthened into a hurricane Sunday night. As of...

Tropics heating up on the peak of hurricane season

Today, September 10th is the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and right now we're heating up with several areas of interest to track. First,...

Tropics heat up ahead of peak hurricane season

The Atlantic hurricane season peaks on September 10. Ahead of that peak, the tropics are becoming much more active, even without Category 2 hurricane...

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