Maria Timmer

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Maria Molina Timmer
Born Maria Molina
(1987-04-07) April 7, 1987 (age 29)
Other names Maria Timmer
Ethnicity Nicaraguan


Climate and Society
Alma mater

Florida State University (BS)

Columbia University (MA)
Occupation meteorologist
Employer Fox News Channel
Spouse(s) Reed Timmer

Maria Molina Timmer (née Molina, born April 7, 1987) is a meteorologist. She was the on-air meteorologist for the Fox News Channel, a U.S. television network, from 2010 to 2016.[1] She is now pursuing her PhD at Central Michigan University where she is also a graduate research assistant.[2]

Early life[edit]

Molina was born in Nicaragua and grew up in South Florida.[3] She attributes her interest in meteorology to her experience with Category 5 Hurricane Andrew, which hit her hometown in South Florida when she was 5 years old.[4]


Molina graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 2008, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology and minors in Mathematics and Communications.[1][5] While at Florida State University, she completed the University Honors Program and the Honors in the Major Program requirements.[6]

Additionally, she graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2015 with a Masters of Arts degree in Climate and Society. [7]

She is now pursuing her PhD at Central Michigan University where she is also a graduate research assistant.[8]


Molina has earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS).[1]

Molina joined Fox News Channel in October 2010.[1] She provided weather updates on many Fox shows and appeared regularly on the FOX & Friends morning show,[1] until leaving the station in September 2016.[citation needed] She was credited as being the youngest meteorologist on cable in 2012.[5] While at Fox News, she also appeared on the Fox Business Network, Fox News Radio, Fox News Latino, and Fox Sports Networks.[9]

Prior to Fox News Channel, Molina was a bilingual TV meteorologist for AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania, for which she provided weather forecasts in both English and Spanish.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Molina announced her engagement on October 6, 2014 to meteorologist and storm chaser Reed Timmer. They were married December 26, 2015 at Masaya Volcano National Park in Nicaragua.[10]


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