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
Enhanced risk of severe weather for parts of NC on Halloween
Parts of our viewing area have an enhanced risk of severe weather on Thursday with strongest storms moving through around trick-or-treating time.
Fall foliage is on its way, this weekend's cold front could help with fall colors
Fall foliage is running a few days behind this year because of the hot weather, and dry conditions aren't helping either.
Record-breaking heat expected Wednesday, Thursday in Raleigh, Sandhills
A temperature of 96 degrees at RDU has broken 1986's daily record of 91 degrees and is two degrees shy of the all-time October record, according to the National Weather Service.
Mid-week cool down: Fall-like weather on the way
It will still feel more like summer Monday, but a cold front will bring a nice cool down midweek.
System in the Bahamas could become Tropical Storm Humberto
Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 has formed and could affect the Bahamas in the coming days.
2 tropical waves in Atlantic have low chance of developing into storms
Hurricane Dorian is long gone but while it's still the peak of hurricane system, we're watching two waves of tropical activity in the Atlantic.
What happens to your home in hurricane-force winds?
Closing your interior doors during a hurricane can lower your risk of losing your roof during a tropical system.
Tropical Storm Chantal forms in the Atlantic
As of Wednesday morning, Tropical Storm Chantal continued to race eastward over the North Atlantic, approximately 445 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland.
Tropical system in Atlantic could become storm, depression
The tropics are heating up as we're approaching August. We've been watching two tropical waves in the Atlantic this week.
New technology could speed severe-weather warnings
The timing of your severe warnings are crucial, and meteorologists work hard to get you those warnings as quickly as possible.