TV Weather Anchor, a Gilbertsville Native, Heads West

GILBERTSVILLE PA – If you see her somewhere across the Boyertown area this weekend, ask veteran television meteorologist and Gilbertsville native Heather Waldman for her personal weather forecast. She’s likely to tell you sunny, warm, and soon to be warmer.

The Buffalo News, the newspaper that serves more than 300,000 residents of Buffalo NY and its surrounding counties, reported Thursday (Sept. 9, 2021) that Waldman is leaving her weather anchor-and-reporting job of nearly five years at the city’s NBC-affiliated WGRZ-TV and moving to California with her husband, research scientist Steve Weitzner.

The couple is in the Gilbertsville area this weekend, observing their first wedding anniversary with family members and friends, Buffalo News TV critic and columnist Alan Pergament wrote.

Waldman has become a well-known and trusted news personality in western New York, according to the article, in part thanks to a regular feature called “Heather’s Weather Whys.” Its segments explain weather in understandable terms for those who, unlike Waldman herself, lack a Penn State degree in meteorology. She’s also the winner of an Edward R. Murrow award in New York for her coverage of a particularly nasty Buffalo blizzard.

Waldman and Weitzner, who met at Penn State, were married in September 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed their ceremony several times. She told Pergament she’s looking forward to working on the West Coast, but is likely to return east during summer vacations when, compared to California, it’s much cooler here.

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