On-Camera Meteorologist, Co-Host America's Morning Headquarters
Jen Carfagno is co-host of AMHQ (“America's Morning Headquarters”) weekdays from 5-9 a.m. ET on The Weather Channel television network.
During her more than 20 years at the network, Jen has covered all types of extreme weather in the studio on-camera, behind the scenes, and out in the field. She's been out battling the wind and snow during blizzard warnings, slopping through torrential and flooding rain, sliding in ice storms, and bracing against the wind and rain in landfalling hurricanes.
Jen earned her bachelor's degree in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1998 - a year after an internship with The Weather Channel. Later that year, she joined The Weather Channel as a full-time meteorologist. Jen first participated in the on-camera meteorologist apprentice program at The Weather Channel, earning time in front of the camera every weekend. In addition to her weekend on-air assignments, Jen gained valuable weather knowledge and experience in her full-time job from several key positions in the meteorology department.
During that time, Jen was the liaison for the Meteorology Science & Strategy Department to several other business units. She also was the point person for The Weather Channel's tactical operations with the National Weather Service, the EPA AIRNow program and other related government agencies. Jen developed and led Weather Camps around the country for The Weather Channel and continues to speak to students about a passion of hers - science.
Jen began her career off-camera in the meteorology department, creating on-air graphics, forecasting, and contributing to the modernization of weather warning delivery to your pagers (and then to cell phone in her role in the Science and Strategy Dept). She started full-time on-air as the Travel Analyst for First Outlook, and also contributed to the flagship morning shows Your Weather Today, Morning Rush, and Wake Up With Al, and hosted Weekend View.
In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, relaxing at the beach, working in the yard, going to country music shows, trying out the latest exercise trend, or sitting on the sidelines and bleachers cheering on her kids at their athletics. Her favorite weather measurement is dew points as she is often referred to as the "Dewpoint Diva." Her life-long goal is to help people understand how important they are to everyday life.