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Maria LaRosa

Mariusz Kolakowski

Maria LaRosa smiling and standing with her hand on the back while wearing a black dress, stockings and boots

November 7, 1976 (age 46) (
New York

Meteorologist for The Weather Channel

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Maria LaRosa is an American meteorologist working for The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia.


Maria LaRosa smiling with Stephanie Abrams and wearing the same outfit and hairstyle

She co-hosted America's Morning Headquarters with Sam Champion and Mike Bettes from 2014–2015. She currently co-hosts Weekend Recharge with Paul Goodloe.

Maria Larosa speaking in a microphone and doing a hand gesture during a panel discussion with Patricia Mulroy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Early life and career

Maria LaRosa smiling with her blonde hair down while wearing a gray cap

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).

Maria LaRosa doing a virtual interview in America's Morning Headquarters

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).

Career timeline

Maria Larosa speaking in a microphone and doing a hand gesture with crossed legs during a panel discussion

  • 1998–2000: WTVM-TV meteorologist
  • 2000–2004: WXIX
  • 2004–2010: KYW-TV weekday morning and noon meteorologist
  • 2010–present: The Weather Channel
  • 2010–2012: Weekend Now co-anchor
  • 2010–2012: PM Edition Weekend co-anchor
  • 2012: First Outlook co-anchor
  • 2012: Your Weather Today co-anchor/fill-in
  • 2012–2014: Morning Rush co-anchor/fill-in
  • 2012–2014: Wake Up With Al segment correspondent/fill-in
  • 2014–2015: America's Morning Headquarters co-anchor
  • 2015–present: Weekend Recharge co-host/Weather Center Live fill-in
  • Education

    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). They now live in Atlanta.


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