Alyssa Corfont has been intrigued by weather since winning an umbrella decorating contest at her local “Rain Day” Festival as a child and now you can catch her weathercasts each weekday morning on WNCN News.
Alyssa attended Pennsylvania State University, where she not only earned a degree in Meteorology but also minored in dance. Maybe – just maybe – she’ll be a dancing meteorologist one day.
Her first job was in Monroe, Louisiana, where she says, “The weather was fierce, the bugs were huge and the food was phenomenal.”
From Louisiana, she moved to WNCN’s sister station, WSLS, in Roanoke Virginia. There she guided her viewers through tornadoes, flooding and major snowstorms.
As a powerful derecho ripped across Virginia, leaving thousands without power, Alyssa calmly delivered reports and forecasts that helped her station win an Edward R. Murrow Award. Her favorite assignment while in Virginia was covering the landfall of Hurricane Irene from our very own coast.
Alyssa is originally from the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, where she grew up a Pittsburgh fan. She enjoys cheering on the Pens, Pirates and Steelers but above all she loves to cheer on the Penn State Nittany Lions.
She realizes the passion for college teams and is excited for basketball season in the Triangle.
When Alyssa is not forecasting the weather for central North Carolina, she enjoys traveling, shopping, exercising, and playing with her very spoiled puppy, Bella.
Alyssa and husband are extremely happy to call Raleigh home.