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Jennifer Stanonis

Jennifer Stanonis is a meteorologist with Storm Team 2
Credit: WGRZ

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jennifer is excited to return to Channel 2 as a weekday meteorologist.

A Northern California native, Jennifer moved to Buffalo, NY for her television career in 2005.  She has covered many major weather events here since, from the studio forecasting and out in the field storm reporting.

Jennifer first started broadcasting for her high school, and then for her college in San Francisco while working at a local NBC station. 

After graduating with her first degree, Jennifer moved east and worked at the NBC station in Casper, Wyoming. Jennifer covered news and weather, which included strong deadly tornadoes, severe cold weather outbreaks, large forest fires, and damaging wind and snow events.

Jennifer was then selected to work in the highly competitive weather market of Buffalo, NY.  During her time here she has covered many severe weather events from the studio anchoring and out in the field live reporting. These include the pre Thanksgiving lake effect snow storm of 2014 "Snowvember", the October Snowstorm of 2006, many blizzards, the Cheektowaga tornado, and numerous tornado outbreaks and damaging snow and wind events.  

Jennifer also went back to school to receive a second degree, a calculus based Meteorology Degree, from SUNY College at Brockport. She graduated among the top of her class, in the Honor's Program.  She has earned the highest weather seal you can get as a meteorologist in television, the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Weather Seal, given by the American Meteorological Society.

Jennifer has received several awards and local honors for weather coverage.  And she has written an educational weather book for children, Willy and Lilly’s Adventures with Weather, which she brings to many of her school visits.

Jennifer has 3 children and loves to go on family adventures, especially in their camper and out in nature.  And they all keep busy with their 2 puppies and hamster!

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