I just wanted to say thanks for all your support over the years Western New York, Northern PA, and friends in Canada!
I have now upgraded from a broadcast meteorologist to a full meteorologist! Another college degree is completed. I graduated with honors from SUNY College at Brockport with a calculus based Meteorology degree, on Friday.
I commuted Monday through Friday from Buffalo to Brockport for two years, and the past year I also worked weekends so calculate that, no days off! Needless to say I am now done with that crazy schedule and will just focus on my husband and work (forecasting).
Here's my updated bio!
Jennifer Stanonis is the weekend evening meteorologist at WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo, NY. She joined Channel 2 in June, 2012. Jennifer is a Northern California native and moved to Western New York nearly a decade ago, in 2005, when she started forecasting on Buffalo television. She has covered most severe weather events here since, from the studio anchoring and out in the field reporting. These include the Cheektowaga tornado and the October Snowstorm of 2006, numerous tornado outbreaks, and damaging snow and wind events.
Jennifer has a calculus based Meteorology degree from SUNY College at Brockport. She graduated in the top of her class and in the Honor's Program. Jennifer also founded the local Brockport Chapter of the National Weather Association (NWA) and Meteorology Club in 2011 at the College at Brockport. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the National Weather Association and has her Broadcast Meteorology Certificate from Mississippi State University.
Before moving to Buffalo, Jennifer was a weather anchor, weekend news anchor, and general assignment reporter for two years at KCWY, NBC in Casper, Wyoming. There she covered the weather and news of the entire state, including deadly EF-3 and EF-4 tornadoes, severe cold weather outbreaks, large forest fires, and damaging wind and snow events. Jennifer was also sent to cover the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery in July, 2005 at the Kennedy Space Center, FL.
Jennifer has received several awards including a station Associated Press award for severe weather coverage in Western New York, various local weather honors, and an Associated Press Best Documentary News Series Award for her coverage of the growing problem of "Meth" in the state of Wyoming. Jennifer also has a Journalism degree from San Francisco State University where she was awarded a journalism scholarship, graduated in three years with honors, and was chosen to make the commencement speech at graduation.
In her spare time she enjoys a variety of activities including scuba diving, rock climbing, sculling, and playing the piano. In the Western New York area her top outdoor picks are cross country skiing, golfing, running, and playing tennis! She lives in Buffalo with her husband Ted.