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Cindy Fitzgibbon

Early Life and Education:

Cindy Fitzgibbon was born in Virginia, in the United States of America before moving to Windham, Maine where she proceeded to grow up. Ever since the sixth grade, Fitzgibbon was fascinated by various weather conditions and aspired to be a meteorologist. After graduating high school, she went on to study at the Lyndon State College in Vermont. She graduated from Lyndon State College with a Bachelor degree in Meteorological science. After finishing college, Fitzgibbon wasted no time in getting her career started.

Career:

After graduating from Lyndon State College, Fitzgibbon began working at the CBS affiliated network KXMB-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota in the late 1990's. After some time at KXMB-TV in Bismarck, Fitzgibbon began working for WPTZ, an affiliate of NBC in Burlington, Vermont. Fitzgibbon worked at WPTZ as the morning meteorologist. She eventually moved again, this time to NBC2 in Fort Myers. After some time in Fort Myers, Fitzgibbon moved to Boston in 2002 where she landed a job at FOX 25 as a weather reporter.

During her time at FOX, Fitzgibbon covered weather conditions and forecasted over 300 storms including the infamous Ice Storm of December 2008. Other extreme weather Fitzgibbon covered include the Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and the tornadoes that same year. On April 5, 2013, Fitzgibbon joined WCVB's StormTeam 5. One thing that can be said of Fitzgibbon's career is that she worked her way up from the bottom. She has been aided by her quick intellect and classical beauty and has earned several awards for her reporting.

Fitzgibbon was nominated for the Associated Press award several times but in 2017, Fitzgibbon finally won the award for "Best Weathercast" sharing with Kevin Lemanowicz. She was also nominated on multiple occasions for the regional Emmy award but it wasn't until 2017 that Fitzgibbon would add that award to her resume as well. Fitzgibbon won the regional Emmy award for outstanding achievement in weather broadcasting. She has also been awarded the AMS Seal of Approval for Television.

Throughout Fitzgibbon long and fruitful career, she has made several guest appearances on shows such as ABC News filling in on World News Tonight and the weekend editions of "Good Morning America Weekend Edition". Fitzgibbon is a member of the American Meteorological Society as well as the National Weather Association. Her good looks and easy-going temperament have made her an inspiration for youth across the country. 

Fitzgibbon has tried to act as a role model for young minds and is actively involved with organizations that promote science educations for children, especially young girls. She has been a part of the Discovery Museum "Smart Gals" Program, the Jr. Sci-Tech Girl STEM Expo, and the Science Club for Girls. Fitzgibbon often travels to schools where she makes frequent "Weather Visits" to educate thousands of students about weather.


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Published : May 18 2014
Modified : Oct 9 2018