Brittany Bell - Meteorologist at ABC11 WTVD
Brittany Bell is a Tennessee native, but she is excited for her new adventure in North Carolina. She joins ABC11 as the weekend evening meteorologist. She joins us from WAPT in Jackson Mississippi where she earned her CBM seal from the American Meteorological Society, and was awarded Best Weathercaster by the Mississippi Associated Press.

Her interest in weather began as child. One major event that sparked her interest in severe weather was the Nashville F3 tornado in 1998. Brittany was actually in school when the twister hit only miles away. The calm demeanor of the meteorologists on TV inspired her to be that voice of calm when severe weather hit.

Brittany graduated with a B.S. In meteorology at Mississippi State in three years with a 4.0 GPA. While at Mississippi State, Brittany was selected to participate in the school's Great Plains storm chase. She spent a few weeks in tornado alley chasing severe storms. During her last year at MSU Brittany freelanced at WMC-TV in Memphis. After graduation she then worked at KHBS/KHOG in Fayetteville, and then WAPT in Jackson.

Brittany is used to covering "crazy" weather. She's covered tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, snow, and even earthquakes.

In her spare time Brittany enjoys spending time outdoors, and eating at local restaurants. She's married with one "fur baby," her black lab mix named Stormy.

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Brittany's Stories
Preparing your hurricane kit during COVID-19
Since we are still dealing with COVID-19 during hurricane season your hurricane kit might look a little different this year.
How North Carolina is already seeing the impact of climate change
Climate change is an issue affecting the entire globe, and we are already feeling some of those impacts here in North Carolina -- most notably with heavier rainfall in the Triangle.
Christmas forecast: Mother nature putting coal in our stockings
With all that warm air in place, North Carolina will be primed to see a nasty line of showers of thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.
Tips on how to view the Great Conjunction on Dec. 21
On the night of the Winter Solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will create a rare viewing experience from Earth known as a "Great Conjunction."
A dry and cool Halloween in store for central North Carolina
For all the little ghouls and goblins celebrating Halloween in central North Carolina, don't be scared off by Tropical Storm Zeta.
The leaves this fall could be more vibrantly colored than usual | When they'll peak in NC
Over the past few years the fall colors have been delayed, and even not as vibrant. That was mainly due to summer heat and drought.
Expect one of the most active hurricane seasons in 20+ years, NOAA says
Conditions continue to make forecasters increase the number of hurricanes they think will form this year.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms in the Atlantic; Tropical Depression likely to form in Gulf
Right now, it's too early to say if this will impact North Carolina, but there's plenty of time to watch.
Tropical Depression Seven forms in the Atlantic
Right now, it's too early to say if this will impact North Carolina, but there's plenty of time to watch.
Comet Neowise to be visible again this week: Where and how to see it in Raleigh
Comet Neowise will once again be visible to the naked eye this week. It will appear early in the morning and during the evening after sunset.