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Meteorologist

WPVI-TV
Phone: (215) ***-****  HQ Phone
WPVI
4100 City Line Avenue
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19131
United States

 
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  • B.A. , English and French
    UCLA
  • English
    UCLA
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6ABC's Melissa Magee is a ...
www.phillytrib.com, 14 Feb 2013 [cached]
6ABC's Melissa Magee is a vibrant example of the positive growth of both women and minorities in meteorology. - PHOTO/6ABC 6ABC's Melissa Magee is a vibrant example of the positive growth of both women and minorities in meteorology. - PHOTO/6ABC
African-Americans have historically been a minority in meteorology. In fact, a 2008 American Meteorological Society (AMS) survey touched on that underrepresented when it revealed less than two percent of its members were Black (that breakdown is for the entire meteorology industry; statistics regarding race/ethnicity in the broadcast industry were not provided in that survey). An earlier 2005 survey results also suggested that the percentage of women in the AMS, although still small, has nearly doubled since 1999. 6ABC's Melissa Magee is a vibrant example of the positive growth of both women and minorities in meteorology.
Magee joined WPVI in 2009, coming from New York City's WNYW. Prior to that, Magee made her Keystone State debut at AccuWeather in State College, Pa., providing international, national and regional forecasts. Through AccuWeather, she also appeared daily on Bloomberg Television's national morning show. Magee first honed her weather skills at a CBS/Fox affiliate in Bakersfield, Cali. She started out as a weekend anchor/reporter/weather personality. It was during her time on the weekends that Magee developed a passion for the weather. Upon her promotion to Noon Anchor at KBAK-TV, Magee continued to expand her weather duties, eventually becoming one of the station's primary weather anchors. Whether she's out in the field or in-studio, Magee enjoys gathering facts, and in turn, communicating that valuable information to those who need it the most.
"Meteorology is the study of weather," explaned Magee.
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"My parents did gospel ministry, they used to sing in the church and they did prison ministry," recalled Magee. "My mom's a soprano, my dad's a tenor and my older brother used to have a record deal back in the day and he plays the piano by ear, so that gene is in the family, I guess."
Magee is equally creative and reports that family get-togethers often include sing-alongs. "Little ol' Melissa is an alto-can you believe it," says Magee.
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Whether it's her broad musical horizons or reporting the weather on the region's most popular news program, Magee is committed to making a distinctive and lasting connection with her audience. In addition to delivering weather forecasts, Magee regularly co-hosts FYI Philly.
"That's what I like over here at Channel 6 because I can do a little bit of both: I am a meteorologist, but I am allowed the opportunity and a great opportunity to participate with FYI Philly and co-host with Karen Rogers and Alicia Vitarelli," says Magee.
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In celebration of Black History Month, Melissa Magee and Rick Williams will host a special edition of Visions 2013, which airs at 7:30p.m., immediately after FYI Philly, which Magee is also co-hosting with Karen Rogers.
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In celebration of Black History Month, Melissa Magee and Rick Williams will host a special edition of Visions 2013, which airs at 7:30p.m., immediately after FYI Philly, which Magee is also co-hosting with Karen Rogers.
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Melissa Magee
IF Management | Sports, News & Entertainment Representation Agency
www.ifmanagement.com, 4 Nov 2012 [cached]
Melissa Magee IF Management | Sports, News & Entertainment Representation Agency
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Melissa Magee
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Melissa Magee is now a meteorologist for WPVI in Philidelphia. She got her start in broadcasting as a news anchor and reporter, but along the way developed a fascination with the weather. She challenged herself by studying meteorology, but she still loves the excitement that comes with telling all types of stories, including hard news, human interest, science/environmental and features. Melissa joined WPVI from WNYW in New York, where she presented the midday newscast's weather. She also anchored the weather for the "Good Day New York" morning show, as well as the evening newscasts. Melissa journey started with stops at KDUH in Scottbluff, Nebraska and KBAK in Bakerfield, CA, before she headed east to WNYW and WPVI.
IF Management | Sports, News & Entertainment Representation Agency
www.ifmanagement.com, 1 Oct 2011 [cached]
MELISSA MAGEE has been hired by WPVI to be their weekend weathercaster and general assignment reporter. Prior to Philadelphia, Melissa worked at WNYW-TV in New York and AccuWeather in State College. A UCLA graduate, Melissa started in broadcast as a newscaster and transitioned to weather early in her career.
Channel 6 Action News weather anchor ...
www.philasun.com, 9 May 2010 [cached]
Channel 6 Action News weather anchor Melissa Magee embraces Philadelphia
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For new Channel 6 weather personality Melissa Magee, coming to Philadelphia has been a dream come true. Having climbed the highly competitive ladder of a news anchor at an impressive pace, Magee has reached yet another pinnacle by earning a high profile position as a member one of the top-rated weather teams in the industry.
Exemplifying the work ethic of a seasoned veteran, Magee has set the tone for a bright future as she begins a new chapter in an already impressive career.
Magee comes to Philadelphia with a wealth of experience that has spanned nearly a decade. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she attended Beverly Hills High before graduating from UCLA in 2001, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in French.
From early on Magee was exposed to solid family values. Her father, a corporate trainer; and her mother, a seasoned veteran in the television industry with 20th Century Fox, laid the foundation with a solid work ethic and stable home life that gave Magee the tools required to establish herself personally and professionally.
"I was sixteen, seventeen years old when I decided what I wanted to do," recalls Magee. "We had, like a lot of schools have now, a TV access channel which allowed us to put on local high school news. That's where I really got into news. Then I started as an anchor reporter and later transferred to weather anchor."
Following her college studies, Magee landed her first assignment at TV station KDUH in Scottsbluff, Nebraska where she spent the next year doing everything from writing, producing and editing her own stories.
Catching the attention of CBS/Fox, Magee's talents were enlisted by their Bakersfield, California affiliate. There she worked weekends, serving as a news anchor, reporter and weather person. Her dedication to her craft did not go unrewarded, as she was soon promoted to the noon anchor position where she continued to hone her skills as one of the station's premier weather anchors.
In 2006, Magee signed on with Accuweather, based in State College, Pennsylvania, and she spent the next two years providing regional, national and international weather forecasts as well as daily appearances on the nationally broadcast Bloomsburg Morning Show. Magee arrived at New York's WNYW in 2008, pulling double duty anchoring the weather for the morning program "Good Day New York" and the evening news. She also worked as a feature reporter and created original content for the station's website.
This past December, Magee arrived in Philadelphia as the newest member of the WPVI Channel 6 Action News weather team. "I'm in a great place at a great station in a stable environment," says Magee.
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"I took all seventeen classes and that was tough," says Magee. "That was a three year program and, after I pass this test at the end of August, I will be a certified broadcast meteorologist. So my focus is definitely on the weather. I think it is a great fit for me."
When Magee isn't logging lots of hours at Channel 6, she is enjoying all that Philadelphia has to offer. "I'm still experiencing and learning the city," says Magee.
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In spite of all her success, Magee is quick to give credit to her family and the values that were instilled in her. "I think I am actually a little bit ahead of the curve and that has to do with the upbringing that I had," says Magee.
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Magee can be seen reporting the weather on WPVI Chanel 6 every weekend while filling in sporadic weekday broadcasts. In addition to the news, she has worked on the programs "FYI" and "Visions 2010".
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www.q102.com, 28 Mar 2012 [cached]
Melissa Magee with AccuWeather - Meteorologist Melissa Magee says sunny, dry weather returns this weekend.
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