Digital Meteorologists Katie Garner and Kelly Costa to Lead Coverage from the Bureau
NEW YORK – February 24, 2022 – FOX Weather, FOX News Media’s ad-supported streaming television (“FAST”) weather service, will expand its footprint, opening an Orlando bureau which will house the new FOX Weather Center, announced Sharri Berg, president of the service. Emanating from FOX Television Station’s (FTS) owned and operated WOFL-TV in Orlando, Florida, the bureau will include a state-of-the-art production studio to lead breaking news coverage of tropical storms as well as provide live programming, weather updates and forecasting, spearheaded by digital meteorologists Katie Garner and Kelly Costa.
In making the announcement, Berg said, “As we continue to build FOX Weather into a premier service, we felt it was imperative to have the FOX Weather Center in Florida, enabling us to cover tropical storms and severe weather systems impacting the eastern seaboard. FOX35 Orlando has been a leader in forecasting and this new bureau ensures our service will be well positioned to cover hurricane season 2022 and beyond.”
The FOX Weather Center brings enhanced access to FOX’s Central Florida Doppler radar systems along with dedicated field teams featuring years of experience in covering breaking meteorological news. Additionally, the studio and production center will also have access to FOX13’s Tropical Storm Center in Tampa Bay along with the immersive graphics systems and touchscreen monitors to track weather events across the country.
Garner, who started with FOX Weather as a digital meteorologist in December, joined the service from FOX affiliate WGHP-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina where she served as a meteorologist. Previously, she worked at NBC affiliate WECT-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina and the ABC/FOX duopoly in Columbus, Ohio. She also served as a traffic anchor and weather forecaster at WBTV (CBS) in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her certificate in weather forecasting from Penn State University.
Costa joins FOX Weather as a digital meteorologist from NBC affiliate WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she was the station’s morning meteorologist. While in Massachusetts, Costa covered a number of winter storms and other extreme weather events. Prior to that, she served as a weather and climate reporter for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio and was the first ever digital meteorologist for its sister website Cleveland.com. She graduated with a degree in meteorology from Florida Institute of Technology. During her time at the school, she spent two years in Melbourne, Florida where she worked with the local National Weather Service training with National Hurricane Center Meteorologists.
FOX Weather is a 24/7 free ad-supported television service (FAST) operated by FOX News Media. The service builds upon FOX News Channel’s expansive news gathering units & FOX Television Stations’ (FTS) added resources with a combined 120 meteorologists for a comprehensive suite of weather products featuring local, regional, and national reporting, in addition to live programming. Utilizing multiple radar systems, including an immersive mobile 3D radar, FOX Weather offers users an innovative approach to forecasting, including coverage surrounding all weather patterns, from immediate to long-term. Available at foxweather.com and through the FOX Weather app for iOS and Android, FOX Weather is also on internet-connected TVs via FOX NOW, the FOX News app, Tubi, Amazon News, YouTube TV, The Roku Channel, fuboTV and Xumo. On linear, FOX Weather is simulcast from 6-9AM/ET on Saturdays & Sudays on FOX Business Network and is currently accessible across FTS’s Diginet footprint in New York, Seattle, and San Francisco. The streaming service also simulcasts one hour per weekday and two hours on weekends on FTS’s 11 duopoly stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Orlando.
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