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Meredith Garofalo

KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Meteorologist & Reporter

Published On: Dec 05 2013 01:07:17 PM CST
Updated On: May 16 2014 02:23:39 PM CDT

Meredith Garofalo joined NewsChannel 3 in December, 2013 as NewsChannel 3 This Morning's Meteorologist alongside co-anchors Shirin Rajaee and Joe Buttitta.  She also produces reports for the newscasts and is thrilled to now call the beautiful Central Coast her home!

Receiving her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with minor in TV/Radio Communications from Valparaiso University, Meredith got her start in the news business as an intern at WGN-TV in Chicago. Meredith has previously worked at the ABC affiliates in Rapid City, SD and Sarasota, FL.  She's covered it all from tropical storms to blizzards, flooding to tornadoes, and hailstorms to wildfires; she has also reported, filmed and produced feature stories ranging from coastal and plains wildlife, education, politics, to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Meredith is very passionate about giving back to the community, and donates her time and talents to many causes including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, Make-A-Wish, and the American Red Cross.   She is an accomplished singer and actress, performing different venues of music at local charity and community events.  In September 2013, she starred as "Rizzo" in “Grease” and hopes to become active in local music and theater in her spare time.

Other favorite pastimes include cheering on her hometown teams (Cleveland Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers), running the coast, hiking the mountains, or doing anything outdoors.  Meredith is committed to living a healthy lifestyle and inspiring others to accomplish their fitness goals as well.  She loves photography and also dancing and cooking (sometimes at the same time!) and will post photos, recipes and fitness tips on her Facebook and Twitter pages in addition to forecasts.  Make sure to stop by her social media pages and say hi!

If you want to share a picture, or send story ideas, feel free to email her at meredith.garofalo@keyt.com  You never know, you might wake up and see your photo featured on NewsChannel 3 This Morning!