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Abrams in May 2014
October 27, 1978 |
Wellington, Florida, U.S.
|Education||University of Florida
Florida State University
|Employer||The Weather Channel and NBC News|
|Home town||West Palm Beach, Florida|
Stephanie Abrams (born October 27, 1978) is an American television meteorologist, currently working for The Weather Channel (TWC), based in New York City. She currently co-hosts Wake Up With Al and is a field reporter. She has also done live reporting for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Abrams graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in geography, minoring in mathematics, from the University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating with honors and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority.
Abrams' second degree was a B.S. in meteorology from Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, where she graduated cum laude. At Florida State, Abrams, like other meteorology students, practiced on-air forecasts on FSU Live, a student-run news and weather production on a Tallahassee cable channel. She worked as a teaching assistant at FSU, teaching a class about meteorology.
Abrams is a member of the National Weather Association (NWA) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and was president of the North Florida chapter of the AMS from 2002 to 2003. She holds the seal of approval from the AMS.
At The Weather Channel, she was a reporter and fill-in from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, she joined her first show, Weekend View, as a co-host. In 2006, she became an on-camera meteorologist as co-host of Abrams and Bettes: Beyond the Forecast and then went on to Weather Center, also with co-host Mike Bettes. On July 20, 2009, she began co-hosting Wake Up With Al with NBC's Al Roker on weekday mornings from 5 am to 7 a.m. ET. She occasionally joins Sam Champion on AMHQ from 7-10 AM. During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she reported live from Vancouver February 8–28, 2010, with Al Roker for Wake Up With Al and AMHQ. Abrams also fills in for Roker when he is on vacation, live from the network's Rockefeller Center studios in New York City.
Abrams formerly co-hosted The Weather Channel programs On The Radar from 2012–2013 and Morning Rush (formerly Your Weather Today) on weekdays from 2009–2014. She continues to co-host Wake Up With Al and is a correspondent for America's Morning Headquarters. Abrams also occasionally fills in for Roker on Today.
In 2014 Abrams cameoed as herself in Sharknado 2: The Second One.
- Wayne Karrfalt (2006), Series Takes a Lighthearted Look at the Weather; Weather Channel's 'Abrams & Bettes' Has a Newsmag Feel, TelevisionWeek
- Mark Schwed (September 2, 2006). "Stephanie Abrams: From S. Fla. to The Weather Channel". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved May 12, 2012.