Thursday afternoon NBC affiliate KOAA-TV announced that meteorologist Valerie Abati is joining the First Alert Weather team beginning Monday, March 17th. She’ll take over weather duties during News 5 at noon on weekdays and will team with Mike Daniels at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Abati joins KOAA from Monterey, California where she was the weather forecaster at KSBW and was program director at the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation. Prior to that, she spent eight years in Cincinnati where she worked at WXIX and WLWT. When her husband’s military position had her family headed to Fort Carson, she was thrilled with the prospect of making the move to Colorado.
“Not only am I excited to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer,” said Abati in a press release sent to The Gazette, “but I’m looking forward to being in an active weather region that will constantly keep me on my toes forecasting.”
In addition to being a meteorologist, Abati is also an experienced reporter, anchor, and producer.