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 cloud cover, showers ahead of a cold front

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! Expect more cloud cover today ahead of a cold front bringing drier air this weekend. This will cap our highs in...
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Feels like temperatures flirt with 100° Wednesday afternoon

Happy Wednesday, Southwest Florida! We have a typical May day on tap as highs peak in the upper 80s near the coast and low-mid...
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Tuesday could be the hottest day of the year so far in Fort Myers

Happy Tuesday! We're tracking another hot and humid day across Southwest Florida. In fact, Fort Myers could have its hottest day of the year so...
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Humidity and storms return to Southwest Florida Monday

Happy Monday, Southwest Florida! The heat and humidity is back in action this week, and you’ll surely notice the sticky feel before you step...
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Cooler, drier start to Mother’s Day Weekend across SW Florida

Happy Friday! As a front slowly works its way through Southwest Florida, a stray shower will be possible before drier air mixes in. Dew points...
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Spotty storms, humid ahead of a cold front Thursday

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! Muggy air will stick around today, prompting another hot and humid afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the upper 80s near the coast...
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Heat indices to exceed 100° Tuesday across SW Florida

Happy Tuesday, Southwest Florida! The hot and humid trend continues as "feels like" temperatures will top out between 98 - 104° this afternoon. A few...
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Feels like temperatures near 100° in SW Florida Monday

Happy Monday, Southwest Florida! We are really cranking up the heat and humidity this afternoon. When you combine our hot highs in the 90s and...
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Spotty showers, increased humidity across SW Florida Friday

Happy Friday, Southwest Florida! We have a very warm and muggy air mass overhead. This will prompt more areas of rain this afternoon. Expect a few...
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Few showers expected Thursday as humidity levels rise

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! Tropical moisture really cranks up today soaring our humidity levels into the muggy category. This afternoon, you'll especially notice the muggy...

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