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D.C's daredevil forecaster

Andrew Freedman @ 5:50 PM

The newest addition to's series on Washington weather professionals is NBC4's Veronica Johnson, a sky-diving, thunderstorm-loving broadcaster. Check out the profile, and the excerpt below:
Veronica Johnson has been known to throw herself out of an airplane thousands of feet in the air in what skydivers call "accelerated free fall," yet she almost didn't pursue a television meteorology career due to shyness.

She grew up a reticent young girl in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after living for a time in Europe where her father was stationed in the military. Her early memories of weather were the cold and snowy European winters, contrasted with the hot and humid Carolina thunderstorms. Weather was her connection to her father. "From my earliest memories my dad and I would always talk about weather, that seemed to be our big topic of conversation," she said.
Click here for the full interview.

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