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Beartooth NBC -- Beartooth NBC Staff
is very excited to be joining the Beartooth NBC News
team here in Helena, Montana.
hometown is Kalamazoo, Michigan where they are no strangers to heavy snowfall!
is ready to tackle tough forecasting challenges that arise in the mountains.
Ellen attended Valparaiso University (one of the top undergraduate meteorology schools in the nation) for her bachelor's degree.
also minored in mathematics and communications.
While there, she was nominated and elected as the President of northwest Indiana's joint chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association for the 2009-2010 year.
Outside of school, Ellen
was fortunate enough to obtain three internships in Chicago!
worked with Ginger Zee from NBC
, Amy Freeze from Fox News
, and Tom Skilling from WGN.
Each of these highly experienced mentors increased her
knowledge of broadcasting and meteorology profoundly.
was even selected as the only student from Valparaiso University
to work for a local PBS station in Merrillville, Indiana as their fill-in weathergirl.
loves almost any outdoor sport.
camps, hikes, snowboards, mountain bikes, and enjoys fishing.
Now that she
is in Helena there are plenty of opportunities to do all five!
If you see news happen call the Beartooth News Hotline at 457-2700.
If you have a story idea or question about weather e-mail Ellen
Staff Photo: Ellen Bacca