Maria LaRosa

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Maria LaRosa
Born1976 (age 37–38)
New York
EducationPenn State University
OccupationMeteorologist for The Weather Channel
Spouse(s)Mariusz Kolakowski
Children3
 
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Maria LaRosa
Born1976 (age 37–38)
New York
EducationPenn State University
OccupationMeteorologist for The Weather Channel
Spouse(s)Mariusz Kolakowski
Children3

Maria LaRosa is an American meteorologist working for The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

She currently co-hosts America's Morning Headquarters with Sam Champion and Mike Bettes.

Early life & Career[edit]

LaRosa was born in New York, but was raised in Ramsey, New Jersey. In June 2004, LaRosa joined KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was later hired by WXIX-TV, the FOX station in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the weekday morning and noon meteorologist for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a meteorologist and anchor for WTVM-TV, the ABC station in Columbus, Georgia. Later on In 2010, she joined The Weather Channel and became an on-camera meteorologist for both the Weekend Now and PM Edition with her co-host Todd Santos. In March 2012, she left to do the 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM edition of First Outlook and Your Weather Today from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST). Now she is currently hosting Wake Up With Al from 5:30AM-7AM alongside Stephanie Abrams, Al Roker and Mike Bettes. and Morning Rush. from 7AM-10AM alongside Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes.

Education[edit]

LaRosa graduated in 1998 from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. She was also a teaching assistant for the University's introductory meteorology course before graduating in 1998.

LaRosa is also a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She holds a seal of approval as a certified broadcasting meteorologist.

Personal life[edit]

She lived in Southern New Jersey with her husband, Mariusz Kolakowski. The couple has three sons: Michael (born in 2005), Justin (born in 2008), and Tyler (born May 3, 2010)[2] They now live in Atlanta.

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