|TALENT SHOWCASE :: Elisa Raffa
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Sioux City, IA
The Naso Group
Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ithaca, NY
Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science with Minors in Spanish and Communications, May 2015
Teaching Assistant: Introductory Meteorology Lab
KCAU-TV ABC9 News, Weekend Meteorologist/ Weekday Reporter June 2015 - Present
Sioux City, IA
Meteorologist for weekend newscasts: forecast, create graphics using WSI Weather Central, and cut into programming for severe weather warnings. Fill-in meteorologist for morning and prime time newscasts as needed.
Weather/ news reporter weekday nightly newscasts: shoot, write, edit, and report all stories, including live shots in inclement weather.
Visit local elementary school to speak about meteorology/ journalism, and aid in creation of a student newscast.
Use social media to update viewers on both inclement and fair weather, interacting with viewers on a daily basis.
Good Morning America, Weather Shadow August 2014 & December 2014
ABC Studios; New York, NY
Observed behind-the-scenes and live action procedures of Good Morning America alongside meteorologists Ginger Zee and Rob Marciano.
CNN, Weather Intern June 2014 - August 2014
CNN World Headquarters; Atlanta, GA & Time Warner Center; New York, NY
Worked alongside CNN Domestic and International Weather teams.
Updated on-air graphics on WSI Max software. Built radar and satellite images for CNN.com websites, as well as World Cup and Tour de France on-air forecast graphics.
Managed @CNNWeather Twitter page. Tweeted multiple times a day, as well as responded to viewers' questions. Helped the page gain over 5,000 followers during the summer I was in charge of the page.
Participated in rolling coverage of Hurricane Arthur for two 12 hour shifts. Responsibilities included updating the Twitter and digital graphics, as well as helping the producer prepare our on-air meteorologist.
Interned at CNN's morning show New Day in New York alongside meteorologist Indra Petersons.
Recorded numerous weather hits on both the interactive touch-screen and chroma key weather sets.
WNBC News 4 New York, Weather Shadow January 2014
NBC Studios; New York, NY
Observed behind-the-scenes and live action procedures for both noon and evening news alongside meteorologist Raphael Miranda.
WSYR Newschannel 9, Weather Intern September 2013 - December 2013
ABC Studios; Syracuse, NY
Forecasted alongside the Storm Team three times a week, including chief meteorologist Dave Longley, Jim Teske, and Julia Weiden by analyzing numerical models, radar/ satellite imagery, and upper air soundings.
Used Weather Central and 3D Live Software to create graphics such as regional forecast temperature and "Timecast" model maps, "Chill-O-Meter," evening planners, and three and seven-day forecast. All graphics were used in the live broadcasts.
Updated the station website, as well as wrote the full weather Forecast Discussion.
Watched the weathercast unfold in various settings including Storm Team Alert mode.
Recorded mock hits in front of weather wall.
Ithaca College Television Newswatch 16, Broadcast Meteorologist August 2012 - May 2015
Ithaca College; Ithaca, NY
Forecast using numerical models alongside current upper air and surface data.
Use Adobe Photoshop to create all weather graphics including: radar and satellite images, "FutureCast" model runs, and temperature/conditions slides for "Tonight," "Tomorrow Morning," and "Tomorrow Afternoon," as well as a full seven day forecast.
Broadcast both live and taped shows one to two times a week. Segments included an outside-the-studio tease, a full weather block and a "banter" portion with two news anchors and a sports anchor.
Present all forecasts, both live and taped airings.
Cornell Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, Forecaster August 2011 - May 2015
Cornell University; Ithaca, NY
Forecast and record seven day forecasts for a telephone voice recording, Cornell's "Weatherphone," and posted written overnight, immediate, and seven day forecasts on the Cornell's Meteorology Department homepage and Cornell Weather Facebook and Twitter pages.
All forecasts are done on a regular basis, one to two times a week.
Computer: Proficiency in WSI Max, Weather Central, 3D Live, Adobe Photoshop, Fortran, Python, GrADS
Language: Proficiency in Spanish
American Meteorological Society 94th Annual Meeting
January 31, 2014 - February 6, 2014; Atlanta, GA
American Meteorological Society 95th Annual Meeting
January 2, 2015 - January 9, 2015; Phoenix, AZ