B-More Met Headed out of TV


Some Weather Anchors just play weather anchor on TV, others are really into the weather, climate and all the reasons for our sometimes crazy weather.

WJZ's Bernadette Woods falls into that second category and she is leaving TV News to do more science involving the weather. 

Woods is leaving the CBS-owned station to join a non-profit firm in New Jersey focused on climate change.

The Baltimore Sun writes that Woods, who has been with WJZ for seven years, said she will remain at the station helping with the transition for the next month. After that, she, her husband and their two children will be moving to Princeton, N.J., where she will join Climate Central as staff meteorologist.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity in Princeton," she said. "It will involve more science, more going to conferences, which I love," she said. "But there are a lot of people we will miss, and I do love Baltimore. This is where I got married, this is where I had my kids. It's a big part of my life."

Woods described Climate Central as a "non-profit, non-lobbying company which deals with climate information, basically trying to educate the public" on climate change.

"There's so much misinformation out there, that this company started in an effort to try and get good information to the public," she said."They are trying to connect climate with extreme weather, because that's a lot of what's happening. That's really exciting for me, because I do love the science."

Woods, a Penn State graduate with a B.S. in meteorology, earned her Television Seal of Approval through the American Meteorological Society in 2004.

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