Bethlehem native makes capital debut

September 3, 2012 by  

Erica Grow dreamed of being a meteorologist as a child and her weather career started when she was just a little girl. During snowstorms in her hometown of Bethlehem, PA, Grow would go outside with a ruler to guess the amount of snowfall. Now, it appears that her fascination has paid off.

Starting this month, Grow will join the weather team on WUSA9, a television station in Washington, DC. She will be a full-time member of the meteorology team.

Grow is excited to return to a large market. Since 2009, she has been part of the weather team at an ABC affiliate in New Haven, CT. She had planned on staying in New Haven but her hours were cut to part-time by the station. Prior to that, she was the weekend meteorologist for ABC6 in Philadelphia. She also appeared on the weather teams in Odessa, TX and Harrisburg, PA.

As a meteorologist, Grow is more than just a pretty face on television. She also has a way with words when it comes to describing weather patterns. She has written articles on the weather for the various news stations with whom she had worked.

Grow earned a degree in meteorology from Penn State in 2002. According to posts on Twitter, she is thrilled about the opportunity to work in the nation’s capital. Although she is away from home, Bethlehem can celebrate the success of one of its native daughters with banner printing. It would be no surprised if a banner reading ‘Congratulations Erica!’ were to be hung in the downtown area of the town as a way of acknowledging her achievements.