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Steve Prinzivalli

Thursday - 3/3/2011, 12:24pm  ET

Steve was bitten by the weather bug at the early age of 7 when a huge blizzard buried his hometown in suburban Philadelphia in February 1983…and his passion for snow and weather forecasting began! He joined the WJLA/ABC7 team in July 2008 as a broadcast meteorologist and is thrilled to be bringing forecasts to WTOP listeners to help plan their day and stay safe. Armed with over 13 years of broadcast meteorology experience from tornado alley to the lake-effect snow belts, Steve enjoys keeping his forecasts fascinating, informative, and even entertaining.

He also works at Earth Networks, a weather information technology company formerly known as WeatherBug, based in Germantown, Md. as a meteorologist and associate product manager. He is responsible for enhancing solutions offered through the WeatherBug Total Lightning Network, the largest commercially available lightning network. He analyzes lightning cases, supplies data to researchers and educational institutions, generates lightning performance maps, and produces videos on lightning products. With his love for weather and contagious enthusiasm, Steve gladly gives tours of Earth Networks Headquarters and visits local schools in the DC-Baltimore metro areas to facilitate weather lessons and raise awareness of staying safe in dangerous storms.

Steve joined the Earth Networks team in February 2008 as an Internet Broadcast Meteorologist, producing national internet forecasts and videos focused on dangerous severe weather and hurricanes. He also hosted a weekly light-hearted video called WeatherBuggin' with Prinz where he introduced viewers to fascinating weather phenomena. In addition to weather broadcasts, Steve also generated weather graphics, provided critical forecast support for Major League Baseball, and produced voice-over weather reports for Westwood One radio group.

Prior to joining the WJLA/WTOP family, Steve held broadcast meteorologist positions at stations KSNW-TV (Wichita, KS), WIVT/WBGH-TV (Binghamton, NY), WSYR-TV (Syracuse, NY), and WHIO-TV (Dayton, OH). Prinzivalli also has taught meteorology to students at Penn State University, Broome County College, and West Chester University.

Prinzivalli graduated with High Distinction from Penn State University earning a Bachelor's of Science degree in Meteorology. While at Penn State, Prinzivalli gained valuable forecasting and broadcasting experience with the Campus Weather Service. During his free time, Prinzivalli enjoys working out, running, playing tennis, cooking, Church activities, and spending time with his awesome wife and son.