|Education||Penn State University|
|Occupation||Meteorologist for The Weather Channel|
Early life & Career
LaRosa was born in New York State, but was raised in Ramsey, New Jersey. In June 2004, LaRosa joined KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was later hired by WXIX-TV, the FOX station in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the weekday morning and noon meteorologist for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a meteorologist and anchor for WTVM-TV, the ABC station in Columbus, Georgia. Later on In 2010, she joined The Weather Channel and became an on-camera meteorologist for both the Weekend Now and PM Edition with her co-host Todd Santos. In March 2012, she left to 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM edition of First Outlook and Your Weather Today from 9AM-10AM EST. Now she is currently hosting Wake Up With Al from 5:30AM-7AM alongside Stephanie Abrams, Al Roker and Mike Bettes. and Morning Rush. from 7AM-10AM alongside Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes.
LaRosa graduated in 1998 from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. She was also a teaching assistant for the University's introductory meteorology course before graduating in 1998.
She lived in Southern New Jersey with her husband, Mariusz Kolakowski. The couple has three sons: Michael (born in 2005), Justin (born in 2008), and Tyler (born May 3, 2010), They now live in Metro Atlanta.