Brittany Decker, the 2011 Miss Connecticut winner and winner of the MyTV9 Star contest, is going to be taking a crack at meteorology. As mentioned in a staff memo posted by our friends at The Laurel, Decker will begin the learning process to become a weather presenter with News8 and MyTV9. Check out the memo below:
As I mentioned earlier this week, we have an AM Weather vacancy. I have already reached out to agents and the position will be posted shortly.
Meanwhile, our own Brittany Decker has quietly been interested in pursuing a weather career – and a meteorology degree – for the past few months. With that in mind – and with us looking for someone – Brittany will begin working with our Meteorology team to “learn the ropes” of weather. At some point in the coming weeks, we’ll look at how she is progressing and weigh her potential to join the News8 team. I bring this up because you will be seeing her working with Gil, SteveM & Erica in the studio quite a bit over the next few weeks, and figured you might get curious J
We’ll continue to look at other applicants even as we monitor Brittany’s progress. Meteorology is a very involved science, and the ability to tell a good weather story is something only a precious few can do well. My goal here is to find the person who can best be a part of our newsroom and weather team, both now and down the road, and I think we’ll do that.