Mar 26, 2014 4:55 PM
Meteorologist Valerie Abati joined the KOAA First Alert 5 team in early 2014. She brings with her a decade of forecasting experience, and has received both the CBM and AMS seal for qualified meteorologists. Valerie took over weather duties during News 5 at noon and teams up with Mike Daniels during News 5 at 5pm and 6pm.
Valerie joins News 5 from Monterey, California where she forecasted weather at KSBW and was the Program Director at the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. Prior to that, she spent eight years as a meteorologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she worked at WLWT and WXIX. She also spent time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she worked for the CBS station, KDKA. In addition to her considerable talents as a meteorologist, Valerie is also an experienced reporter, anchor, and producer.
Valerie moved to Colorado with her husband and son. Her husband is an Army Major stationed at Fort Carson, and they are both thrilled to be here. "Not only am I excited to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, but I'm looking forward to being in an active weather region that will constantly keep me on my toes forecasting," Valerie said.
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