Jennifer Correa 2023

Jennifer Correa joined WPTV First Alert Weather in January 2023 as the weekday morning meteorologist.

Jennifer is a Florida native, born and raised in Miami. She has been forecasting South Florida weather for more than eight years, coming to WPTV from WFOR, the CBS station in Miami, where she was the weekend meteorologist.

Prior to that, Jennifer was producing the weather for the weekday morning show, "Today in Florida," at WSVN and before that she was the weekend morning meteorologist at WPLG in Miami.

Her career in broadcast meteorology began in the summer of 2012 when Accuweather, located in State College, Pennsylvania, hired her as a bilingual meteorologist to forecast for Spanish-speaking TV stations, including in parts of the Caribbean and Latin America. She also forecast winter storms and tropical systems during her time at Accuweather, including Super Storm Sandy.

Jennifer embraces her Hispanic roots, which come from her parents, who were both born in South America. Her mother is Colombian and her father is Chilean. As a native Miamian, Jennifer can make delicious Cuban "cafecito."

WATCH: Meet Jennifer Correa

Meteorologist Jennifer Correa joins WPTV First Alert Weather team

Jennifer was living with her family in Kendall when they were impacted by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. This was the moment in her life that sparked her interests in earth and space sciences.

Jennifer is a certified broadcast meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology at Florida State University in 2009 with minors in physics and mathematics. She is currently earning her master's degree in aviation and aerospace sustainability at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's worldwide campus.

When Jennifer is not forecasting the weather, she is spending time on the water fishing, enjoying a Florida park and cheering for the Buffalo Bills with her husband and son. She is also is a dog-mom to two adorable dogs.

Catch Jennifer's First Alert Weather forecast on WPTV each morning starting at 4:30 a.m.