Jen Carfagno

By: bi jog | Sep 6 2013

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Jen   Carfagno

Jen Carfagno is a native of Collegeville, PA. She did her schooling from the Perkiomen Valley High School. She received her bachelor degree in meteorology from the University Of Pennsylvania State. She is married and lives with her husband Neil and two daughters in Atlanta, GA. Carfagno spends her free time with her husband and daughter exploring her surroundings. She is a fitness enthusiast and thinks that running is the best way to clear the mind. She is also an avid photographer and creates digital scrapbooks in her free time.

Inspiration

Jen Carfagno was inspired by meteorology quickly in her life during her school days at Perkiomen Valley High School. She watched all the local weather forecasts and was very much interested in the changes in pressure and how they affected the weather conditions. She cites her school teachers as mainly responsible for developing her interest in meteorology as a career.

Profession

Carfagno started her career in weather broadcasting initially as an intern in the TWC network. She was in charge of anchoring the weekend show. Her stint at the show helped her improve her skills and gain a good experience in weather forecasting. She was made official weather meteorologist at TWC in the year 1997. A typical workday for Jen starts as early as 2.24 a.m. She works both on weekdays as well as weekend mornings. Her shows on TWC include Weekend View, Your Weather Today, and Wake up With Al. She also hosts special programs when the need arises.

Achievements

Carfagno’s accomplishment in teaching was honored by the Pennsylvania University in the year 1998. She also received the Robert O. Cole Award in the year 1997. Besides, she is connected with the Chi Epsilon Pi Honor Society and is a member of the society.

Jen Carfagno likes using the latest technology in forecasting the weather and is more favorable to the GFS model than the Euro computer model for meteorological survey. She favors warmer weather conditions and says that an ideal day for her is having 80 degrees temperature with dew going below 50, which is the common weather in Atlanta during early fall. She likes running during such weather only. Besides her hobbies of photography, gardening and playing bridge, she is also an eager fan of country music.

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