Jennifer Valdez Wiki – Jennifer Valdez Biography
Jennifer Valdez is the Chief Meteorologist at CBS46. She is also a television host, writer, and meteorologist who is probably best recognized for being a reporter at CBS46’s meteorological on morning and noon news. Additionally, she has her own blog on which she shares interesting stories with people.
After completing her internship in April 2005, she joined the TV station WYFF in Greenville, South Carolina, as a weekend evening meteorologist. At first, she was on TV thrice a week, doing all-around reports including science, weather, and socially important stories. Since was a specialist in meteorology, she got a chance to be one of few journalists during Tropical Storm Cristobal and Hurricane Ernesto who reported live from the Carolina coast, providing a lot of other stations, including NBC, with live shots from the scene. That was when she was recognized by the public and began receiving many job offers from other TV stations.
She joined NBC Weather Plus and started covering all sorts of severe weather events live, including storm tracking concurrently for both NBC and WYFF. Accordingly, the director of WYFF decided that the best replacement for their chief meteorologist, while he was absent, would be Jennifer, so she started doing that job as well as being a weekdays reporter. Finally, during her last year at WYFF, she was trusted with very important tasks such as creating, producing and presenting forecasts for the 6 pm and 11 pm evening news.
She left WYFF in May 2008 and was hired by CBS Atlanta/WGCL. She became the main morning and noon meteorologist for CBS46 News, creating, producing, and presenting forecasts with access to more than five million people throughout the US. In addition, she has continued with the live coverage of very dangerous weather events. Moreover, she has been in charge of several new duties, such as interviewing celebrities, reporting concerts, festivals, award shows, and community events.
Besides all these obligations, she tried herself in a completely new role – she became a co-host of a morning show entitled “Better Mornings Atlanta” where she did her own research and planned on how to execute the whole show, prepared her guests to be good communicators on live TV, and conducted interviews. After more than three years, the producers decided to move her to another TV show on the same station entitled “Atlanta Plugged In”, where she was in charge of the same things as at the previous show.
She went to study at the University of Florida in 1999 with her major being Telecommunications. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in 2003, she enrolled at Mississippi State University pursuing a Master of Science degree in Geosciences. After her graduation in 2005, she received an opportunity to be an on-air intern in the department of meteorology at The Weather Channel – WYFF-TV.
Jennifer Valdez Age
She was born on November 5, 1981, in Florida, USA. She is of Argentinean descent.
Jennifer Valdez Husband
She is married to her husband, Derek Engelhard. They got married in 2009.
Jennifer Valdez Children
She has two children Annelise Katherine, born in August 2011, and a son Lucas, born on February 4, 2014.
Jennifer Valdez Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Jennifer Valdez Instagram
Jennifer Valdez’s Instagram account is @jennifervaldezcbs46. Her Twitter account is @ValdezCBS46. Her Twitter bio reads, “Chief Meteorologist at CBS46 in Atlanta. masters from MSU. Bachelors from UF. Weather geek, foodie, mommy & Gator fan. Watch me at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 9pm,11pm.”