Jeriann Ritter

13 fascinating facts about Jeriann Ritter:
• My alarm goes off between 1:30AM-2:00AM each morning. I am not a coffee drinker... just naturally wired.
• I grew up in a town of less than 500 people.
• My first job was walking beans and picking sweet corn.
• The first concert I attended was to see Michael Jackson.
• I was 2nd runner up at the Little Miss Iowa contest where I sang a song from Annie.
• The coolest place I have ever traveled would be the Fiji Islands.
• I met my husband at a pig roast. My best friend set us up and tricked us to going on our first date at the Iowa State Fair. She told him I wanted him to call me and she told me he really wanted my phone number.
• My husband took me to see the Oprah show on Valentine's Day. We were married around St. Patty's Day.
• Our son was born on Groundhog Day.
• My favorite drink is a dirty Grey Goose Martini.
• I am the middle child.
• In the 5th grade, I drew a picture of me doing the weather with the NBC peacock logo beside me telling everyone what I wanted to do when I got big.
• Top of my list to do before I die is to attend a U2 concert in Ireland.

Meteorologist Jeriann Ritter keeps you up-to-date and gets you out-the-door prepared with frequent weather updates during Today in Iowa.

I couldn't be any more excited about being home in Iowa and working at WHO, says Jeriann. It s a great station with the best weather resources in Iowa.

Jeriann came to WHO in 2004 from La Crosse, Wisconsin where she spent the last four years doing weather at WXOW-TV, most recently as their morning meteorologist. She also provided weather forecasts for several radio station there. Jeriann actually started at Channel 13 as a news intern in 1998 and ended up on the payroll as a news reporter.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake and graduated with the advanced Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology degree from Mississippi State University in 2003.

Jeriann grew up in Melvin, a town of about 150 people located in Osceola County in northwest Iowa, where her interest in weather and meteorology began at an early age. Her father was a storm watcher in northwest Iowa, which sparked her interest.

You can see Jeriann on Today in Iowa...weekday mornings from 5 to 7.

Recent Articles

  • WEATHER FORECAST: Nice Weekend Ahead

    Posted on: 1:26 pm, August 2, 2013, by , updated on: 01:28pm, August 2, 2013

    Highs in the 80s today with mostly cloudy skies. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move across the state by the...
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  • PERFECT TEN: Sunny And Warm Thursday

    Posted on: 9:04 am, August 1, 2013, by

    High pressure will move into central Iowa today allowing for a partly sunny afternoon with highs in the mid 80s....
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  • TERRIFIC TUESDAY: Cooler With Partial Sun

    Posted on: 9:24 am, July 23, 2013, by

    Today will be less humid and dry. Skies will be partly sunny as an area of some shower activity passes...
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  • BEAUTIFUL WEATHER: Warm & Quiet Forecast

    Posted on: 8:43 am, July 11, 2013, by , updated on: 11:40am, July 11, 2013

    Clear skies are again locked in across the state for our Thursday afternoon. Temperatures hit 80 degrees even before noon...
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  • TEMPS CLIMBING: Warmer Weekend

    Posted on: 5:32 am, July 4, 2013, by , updated on: 04:25pm, July 5, 2013

    July heat and humidity are returning to Iowa this weekend. Highs will climb into the 90s and the heat index...
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  • HIGH MARKS: Warm Tuesday Taking Shape

    Posted on: 8:37 am, June 11, 2013, by

    A warm front will cross the state today taking southwest Iowa into the 90s, though it will be noticeably cooler to...
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  • PERFECT TEN: Pleasant Monday

    Posted on: 8:54 am, June 10, 2013, by , updated on: 10:44am, June 10, 2013

    The patchy fog will lift by the end of the morning.  This afternoon will be sunny and warmer with highs...
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  • MORE SUNSHINE: 70s Today, 80s Next Week

    Posted on: 5:11 am, June 6, 2013, by , updated on: 11:08am, June 6, 2013

    The sun has been fighting to get back out from behind the clouds, and now it looks like we will...
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    Posted on: 9:30 am, May 20, 2013, by , updated on: 07:13pm, May 20, 2013

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect for south central and southeastern Iowa until 1 AM. Polk County is included....
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  • WEATHER RATING: Top Score For Thursday

    Posted on: 8:41 am, May 16, 2013, by , updated on: 09:08am, May 16, 2013

    Isolated storms this morning south of I-80 will drop some decent amounts of rain in small areas. Chariton reported .7″ of...
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  • WEATHER RATING: Too Hot For A 10

    Posted on: 8:43 am, May 14, 2013, by , updated on: 09:35am, May 14, 2013

    Record breaking heat is expected today. The forecast high is 95 degrees. The old record is 93 degrees set in...
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  • WEATHER RATING: High Score For Monday

    Posted on: 9:01 am, May 6, 2013, by , updated on: 10:46am, May 6, 2013

    We will enjoy some sunshine today mixing with a few clouds. Temperatures will respond to the sun and will reach...
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