Brittney Shipp is a meteorologist for NBC10’s First Alert Weather Team. You can watch Brittney’s live forecasts weekday evenings.
Brittney returned to NBC10 after spending two years as a Chief Meteorologist at KRON-TV in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is excited to be back working in the Greater Philadelphia area and making an impact on the community.
“I love the challenge the Philadelphia, New Jersey & Delaware markets present,” she said. “You get a little bit of everything- from snowstorms, severe thunderstorms, even hurricanes and tornadoes. It’s an exciting place to forecast as a meteorologist. Most importantly, you have a chance to inform viewers with life-saving information. I am passionate about keeping everyone as safe as possible when severe weather is moving in.”
The most memorable weather event that Brittney covered was the winter of 2013-2014 in Philadelphia. It was the second snowiest winter ever recorded, tracking almost 68 inches of snowfall at Philadelphia International Airport.
A two-time Emmy®-nominated journalist, Brittney earned a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has also earned a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. Having combined her passion for children’s education and meteorology, Brittney wrote and published the children’s book, The Meteorologist in Me. She has shared her book with over 35,000 students, including international audiences in Cuba and Australia.
Prior to retuning to NBC10, Brittney started her career as a morning weekday weather reporter/features reporter at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona. She then went on to work at KTVK-3TV in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was a weekend meteorologist and special assignment reporter. Brittney has worked as a fill-in weather anchor for four national morning shows: NBC’s Early Today, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, First Look, and Way Too Early.
Brittney is passionate about educational school visits, diversity in children’s literature, and bridging the gender gap in STEM careers. Through school visits, mentoring, and volunteering, Brittney is dedicated to energizing young girls and students to understand weather and science-related careers.
When Brittney is not forecasting the weather, she loves traveling the world and spending time with family. She is incredibly excited about expecting her first child due this summer.
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