Katrina Voss

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Katrina Voss worked as a bilingual broadcast meteorologist for The Weather Channel Latin America and AccuWeather[1] and holds the AMS Seal.[2] She is known for being a regular columnist for the secular humanist journal Free Inquiry magazine.[3] Her work has also appeared in New Scientist,[4] The Humanist,[5] and Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society where she wrote about sharing a name with a devastating hurricane.[6] After Hurricane Katrina's impact in 2005, her comments on hurricane naming and its psychological consequences were cited in the media.[7] [8] [9] [10] She has also questioned the merits of the American Meteorological Society's phasing out of their Seal of Approval and replacement with the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal.[11]

In an August 2009 issue of New Scientist, she took a controversial position on DNA privacy.[12]

She is a science education video contributor to SciVee[13] and is married to population geneticist Mark D. Shriver.


  1. ^ AccuWeather [1]
  2. ^ American Meteorological Society [2] List of Sealholders.
  3. ^ Free Inquiry [3]
  4. ^ New Scientist 24 August 2009, [4] "Your genome isn't that precious – give it away."
  5. ^ The Humanist (www.thehumanist.org) July/August 2009, [5] "If English was Good Enough."
  6. ^ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society June 2006, [6] "Hurricane Ergo Sum."
  7. ^ USA Today July 10, 2006, [7] "Sharing a Name with 'the Genghis Khan of Hurricanes'."
  8. ^ Wired Magazine (Wired Science) August 26, 2009 [8] "What's in a (Hurricane) Name."
  9. ^ ScienceLine July 26, 2006, [9] "Hurricane-Your Name Here."
  10. ^ Discovery Channel (Discover Channel news website) July 10, 2006, [10] "Hurricane Naming Stirs Controversy."
  11. ^ Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society May 2008, [11][permanent dead link] "On the Boxing of Broadcast Meteorologists."
  12. ^ [12][13]
  13. ^ SciVee [14]

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