Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Updated 7:41 AM EDT
Veronica Johnson is a meteorologist with News4's weather team.
forecasts can be seen weekdays on News4
at 4 and on NBCWashington.com
also hosts America This Week, a weekly 30-minute news show that airs both on NBC4 and on NBCWashington Nonstop
Prior to joining News4 in 2000, Johnson worked in Baltimore, both at WMAR and WBFF, in New York at WABC, and at The Weather Channel.
has contributed to local radio shows and programs on The Discovery Network.
Johnson holds a degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and is very active in her field.
She is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) seal holder and served on the AMS board from 2005 until 2007.
Johnson is also a board member for the Inaugural Board of Enterprise Communication and serves as its Chair.
Johnson also serves on the advisory board of Eyes on the Environment and is a member of the AMS Station Scientist Group.
In 2011, Johnson
received the AMS Fellow Award, a prestigious award presented to only a few scientists each year.
She also serves on DC's Joint Center Advisory Committee on Climate Change.
In the community, Johnson volunteers for several youth development programs including Environmentors and The Sister Program.
was honored by the New York City Chapter
of the NAACP as Black Journalist of the Year and received the Women's Pioneer Award from the DC Female Firefighters in 2006.
is an avid fitness buff and enjoys rock-climbing, skydiving, and running.
One of Johnson's new hobbies is outdoor photography.
lives in Howard County, Md., with her
husband and their three children.
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