November 7, 1976 |
|Education||Pennsylvania State University|
|Occupation||Meteorologist for The Weather Channel|
Early life & Career
LaRosa was born in New York, 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 do the 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM edition of First Outlook and Your Weather Today from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST).
She hosted Wake Up With Al from 5:30AM-7AM alongside Stephanie Abrams, Al Roker and Mike Bettes from (2012–2014), Morning Rush from 7AM-10AM alongside Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes from (2010–2014) and America's Morning Headquarters from (2014–2015)
- 1998–2000: WTVM-TV meteorologist
- 2000–2004: WXIX
- 2004–2010: KYW-TV weekday morning and noon meteorologist
- 2010–present: The Weather Channel
- 2010–2012: Weekend Now co-anchor
- 2010–2012: PM Edition Weekend co-anchor
- 2012: First Outlook co-anchor
- 2012: Your Weather Today co-anchor/fill-in
- 2012–2014: Morning Rush co-anchor/fill-in
- 2012–2014: Wake Up With Al segment correspondent/fill-in
- 2014–2015: America's Morning Headquarters co-anchor
- 2015–present: Weekend Recharge
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 Atlanta.