Bernadette Woods Placky
Bernadette Woods Placky is often called upon to discuss and explain extreme weather events and has appeared on a number of national and local television broadcasts. Before coming to Climate Central, she spent 11 years as a TV weather forecaster. Her most recent station was WJZ in Baltimore, where she earned an Emmy for “Best Weathercaster.” Prior to that, she worked at both WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky, and KNWA in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She began her career at AccuWeather, Inc.
Bernadette Woods Placky has a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in French from Penn State University, where she is a steering committee member for MAPS (Meteorology Alumni of Penn State) and currently serves on the Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Board. She carries both American Meteorological Society certifications and is currently serving on several AMS Committees. Bernadette also serves on the Watershed Institute’s board in central New Jersey.