Vicki Graf Biography, Age, Eraly Life,Career And Weight Loss

Vicki Graf Biography

Vicki Graf is an American meteorologist and weather reporter, who has worked for numerous TV-networks. Graf joined the Boston25 Storm Tracker Weather team in May 2018. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and also holds the National Weather Association Seal of Approval (NWA). She is a meteorologist and an environmental reporter at WFXT.

Vicki Graf Age

As of 2019, she is around 32-33 years old. This Because her Exact Date of Birth is Unknown.

Vicki Graf Early Life

Vicki grew up in Marblehead, she credits her 4th-grade teacher for helping her gain interest in weather at an early age. She took a specific interest in tropical systems when Hurricane Bob ravaged New England back in 1991.

Vicki is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Meteorology. She is a member of the American Meteorology Society, National Weather Association, Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honors Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.

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Vicki Graf Career

Before WFXT, Vicki worked at WSOC in Charlotte, NC where she was part of an Emmy nominated weather team. Prior to that, she worked in Augusta, GA where she was awarded ‘Best Weather Reporting’ by the Georgia AP for outstanding coverage during an outbreak of severe weather and a rare winter snow storm. She also spent time as the Chief Meteorologist for WDHN in Dothan, AL. Vicki also worked for Weather Services International (WSI) located in Andover, MA.

When she is not forecasting the weather, she enjoys staying active. She used to be a gymnast but now enjoys running. Vicki has completed 4 marathons and hopes to run the Boston Marathon someday. She is excited to be back home with her family in New England and can’t wait to explore this beautiful region more.

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Vicki Graf, today’s FACE of Charlotte

Did you know you wanted to be a meteorologist when you were younger?
I knew I always loved weather; I just didn’t know I would make it a career. I started learning about weather from my fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Sullivan. We would go outside and study the clouds and weather patterns. I was always curious to find out what caused weather and the “why” behind it all. Weather became a subject I loved learning about and watching.

What does a typical day look like for you?
There is no typical day for me. News and weather happen 24/7. Normally, I work Wednesday through Sunday. During the week, I usually report on environmental issues around the Carolinas. I guess that’s when you can say I have a more “normal” schedule of 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. I also visit a lot of schools to talk to students about weather and weather safety. It’s one of my favorite parts of the job!
On weekends, I’m up at 3 a.m. Our show starts at 6 a.m., so I have to have the forecast ready, graphics prepared, radio recorded — and then do my makeup and hair. If there is a major weather event, we are fully staffed until the storm has cleared.

Your hours can be pretty crazy. How do you manage work/life balance?
When I’m at work, I keep that my main focus. When I’m at home, I will try and update social media on my days off but, otherwise, I leave work at work.
How do you handle negative feedback that you get as a result of being in the public eye?
I don’t think a lot of people know that we have to buy our own clothes and do our own makeup and hair. It can be tough finding outfits that are TV- and green screen-friendly. I can’t wear patterns or anything green (I would disappear in front of the green screen!), and no one wears suits anymore. In the age of social media, people aren’t afraid to voice their opinions. I try and take any negative feedback with a grain of salt. It stings at first but you have to have thick skin, so to speak. I usually politely respond and then try and not let it ruin my day.

Do you get recognized in public?
Occasionally. It’s usually when I’m coming from work and I have my “face” on. When I’m not at work, I’m usually in my gym clothes with no makeup.

Speaking of makeup, what’s the No. 1 makeup or hair tip you’ve learned from being on air?
Drinking lots of water and try to get at least eight hours of sleep. If you still look tired, get a good concealer; my current favorite is Bare Essentials by Bare Minerals.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I did competitive gymnastics for 13 years. I surprise myself by still being able to do a round-off, back-handspring, tuck. I have also run four marathons — it has always been my goal to run the Boston Marathon.

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