Maria LaRosa
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Maria LaRosa
Maria LaRosa
Born (1976-11-07) November 7, 1976 (age 43)
EducationPennsylvania State University
OccupationMeteorologist for WNBC-TV
Years active1998-present
Mariusz Kolakowski

Maria LaRosa is an American meteorologist who worked for The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

She co-hosted America's Morning Headquarters with Sam Champion and Mike Bettes from 2014-2015. She hosted Weekend Recharge with Paul Goodloe until September 23, 2018.

Since July 2019, she has worked as a meteorologist on WNBC-TV New York.

Early life and career

LaRosa was born in New York, but was raised in Ramsey, New Jersey. In June 2004, she joined KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was later hired by WXIX-TV, the FOX station in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the weekday morning and noon meteorologist for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was a meteorologist and anchor for WTVM-TV, the ABC station in Columbus, Georgia. In 2010, she joined The Weather Channel and became an on-camera meteorologist for both Weekend Now and PM Edition with her co-host Todd Santos. In March 2012, she left to do the 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM edition of First Outlook and Your Weather Today from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EST).

She hosted Wake Up With Al from 5:30AM-7AM alongside Stephanie Abrams, Al Roker and Mike Bettes (2012-2014), Morning Rush from 7AM-10AM alongside Stephanie Abrams and Mike Bettes (2010-2014), and America's Morning Headquarters (2014-2015). Her last day on the weather channel was September 23, 2018.

Career timeline


LaRosa graduated in 1998 from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology. She was also a teaching assistant for the University's introductory meteorology course before graduating in 1998.

She is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She holds a seal of approval as a certified broadcasting meteorologist.

Personal life

She once lived in Southern New Jersey with her husband, Mariusz Kolakowski. The couple has three sons: Michael (born in 2005), Justin (born in 2008), and Tyler (born May 3, 2010).[2]


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  2. ^ "Maria LaRosa delivers a baby boy".

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