Monica joined the PHL 17 team in October of 2018. She is very excited to forecast for her family and friends in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. She grew up in “Everybody’s Hometown” Media and currently resides in Ardmore. She attended Waldron Mercy and Merion Mercy Academy in Lower Merion through 12th grade and rowed on the Schuylkill River for her High School crew team.
Monica earned her Meteorology degree from Penn State University and is a proud Nittany Lion. During her time in college, Monica was a part of Campus Weather Service, Penn State Network TV, THON and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. After graduation, Monica moved around the country as a meteorologist for stations in Texas, Alabama, Connecticut and Colorado. It was during that time she earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal from the American Meteorological Society.
If she could be anywhere, it would be down the shore with her family and friends. She loves sitting by the bay in Avalon, walking the boards in Ocean City, eating and shopping in Atlantic City and having a drink in Somers Point. When the weather changes, Monica also enjoys skiing in the Poconos or exploring the many Italian BYOs in the city.
Her favorite cheesesteak is from Jim’s but if you ask her, Philly’s best sandwich is roast pork with sharp provolone, broccoli rabe, and horseradish from DiNic’s. She loves upside down pies from Sam’s in Ardmore and Pica’s in Upper Darby.