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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Tracking the hottest week of the year so far in SW Florida

Who's ready for the hottest week of the year? Temperatures in Southwest Florida will run higher than normal all week long. Highs will peak in...
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Fire danger risk remains very high across SW Florida

Even with lower wind today, fire danger is still expected to peak in the high-to-very-high categories across Southwest Florida. Late this week, an increase in...
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Lower humidity, windy conditions cause fire danger index to soar

Happy Friday, Southwest Florida! Drier air has mixed in and, coupled with windy conditions and low soil moisture, is allowing our fire danger risk to go...

Tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic Basin

A non-tropical low pressure system located about 450 miles east-northeast of Bermuda is producing tropical storm-force wind and more organized storm activity. The system is...
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High fire danger, windy weather across portions of SW Florida Thursday

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! We have another hot afternoon with a few showers possible and windy conditions. The increase in wind, combined with dry soil...
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Development potential increasing for our first tropical disturbance

A non-tropical area of low pressure has developed about 600 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. The system is expected to move over warmer waters on...
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Area to watch in the tropics; local fire danger risk increasing

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring the potential for a non-tropical low pressure system to develop northeast of Bermuda. Once this low drifts over...
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Fire danger index increases across SWFL Tuesday

We have all the ingredients for an elevated fire danger risk across Southwest Florida today. Low humidity, drier-than-normal soil, and breezy wind will lead to...
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Dry air, breezy wind promotes elevated fire danger risk across SW Florida

Happy Monday, Southwest Florida! The Weather Authority is tracking an elevated fire danger index today. This is due to drier air and breezy wind with...
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Lower humidity moves in this weekend behind a cold front

Get ready for a great weekend, Southwest Florida! Before we get there, expect a mostly cloudy sky and a few showers Friday. We'll eventually mix...

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