WASHINGTON — Kaitlyn McGrath is a Meteorologist for WUSA9. You can watch her forecasts Monday through Friday at noon and 5:30 pm. She takes pride in being responsible for breaking down critical weather information and relaying it to viewers. Kaitlyn enjoys helping people plan their day and keeping the community safe when dangerous weather conditions occur.
Kaitlyn is also an environmental advocate committed to informing viewers about the changing climate. From rising sea levels to warming air temperatures, Kaitlyn recognizes the consequences climate change is having on our region and it is her goal to help educate our viewers about what can be done to help mitigate the impacts of the changing climate.
Kaitlyn was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism with a concentration in Meteorology at the University of Florida. She was also a member of the University of Florida Dazzlers dance team, and was co-captain of the team her junior and senior years. Kaitlyn continued her education at Mississippi State University where she completed the Broadcast and Operational Meteorology Program. Kaitlyn has also earned the NWA Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
Kaitlyn began her broadcast career at WCSC-TV in Charleston, South Carolina, and prior to joining WUSA9, worked at the NBC affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut. During her time in Connecticut, Kaitlyn was also a contributing meteorologist for CNBC where she forecasted high-impact storms of national significance from CNBC’s World Headquarters in New Jersey.
When she’s not reporting on the weather, Kaitlyn is an exercise enthusiast who spends much of her free time outdoors. She enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and running. Additionally, whether she's checking out a new restaurant or cooking up a recipe in the kitchen, Kaitlyn is an avid foodie.
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