My Weather Family Tree

October 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM EDT

By WKBW News

October 30, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM EDT

It's hard to believe but I started at Channel 7 in March, 2000. I have been working and living in Buffalo now for almost 14 years. I started as the weekend meteorologist and then moved to the morning show in October of 2001. I remember because my oldest son was just born and not only did we have a newborn but now I had to wake up at 3 a.m. to go work.
It never bothered me though, I worked hard to get there and I knew coming in that the television industry does not have any pleasant shifts. I tell all my interns the weather doesn't take Christmas or Thanksgiving or your Birthday off, so be ready.
My first Intern was Autumn Lewandowski who interned with me about 10 years ago. She ended up getting a job at the same station I did when I started in the business. She worked her way back to Buffalo landing at Channel 2 and now we are glad to have her at 7. Following Autumn was Jessica McClaughlin who spent a few years in Iowa before coming back to Buffalo. Three other interns of mine are working in tv weather and I am so proud of all of them. One is in Kansas, the other in Montana, and the third is in Ohio. I have enjoyed mentoring people who also love weather like I do and I hope they all have long careers doing what they love.