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Erica Horvatin ABC 57 Bio, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Husband

Erica Horvatin is an American Meteorologist for the ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Team. She joined ABC 57 Team in August 2016. Horvatin is the Weekend Evening Meteorologist and she reports live for weather on weekday evenings. This is the second stop in Erica’s path as she pursues her dream career.

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Erica Horvatin Biography

Erica Horvatin is an American Meteorologist for the ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Team. She joined ABC 57 Team in August 2016. Horvatin is the Weekend Evening Meteorologist and she reports live for weather on weekday evenings. This is the second stop in Erica’s path as she pursues her dream career.

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Erica’s date of birth is not known neither her age.

Erica Horvatin Salary and Net Worth

Horvatin receives a salary of between $31K  to $33K USD. Her exact amount of salary she receives is not known. Her net worth is still under review.

Erica Horvatin Husband

Erica is married to her lovely husband whom she identified as Dan. The two like to share their lovely moments with their fans by posting their pictures on their social media accounts.

Erica Horvatin Career

Erica who is from the Chicagoland area, she graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While attending the University of Illinois, she immersed herself in the study of weather. Some of her favorite memories include storm chasing with classmates across Illinois, meeting Tom Skilling and her big Field Studies course.

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On a two-week trip across the Plains, Erica witnessed her first tornado, was caught in a dust storm and was storm chasing in the vicinity of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado and El Reno tornado of 2013.

After graduating, she quickly accepted a Weekend Meteorologist position at KNBN in Rapid City, South Dakota. This was a big move, but Erica ended up falling in love with the Black Hills. She enjoyed the active weather pattern and all of the activities that the Black Hills had to offer.

She became an avid adventurer. While in Rapid City, She spoke at the Women in Science Conference, and had the opportunity to inspire girls to follow their STEM dreams. While working at KNBN she was also a reporter, which she enjoyed. Erica is closer to home now, and looks forward to seeing her family and friends more often. Outside of work Erica loves music, concerts, the outdoors, hiking, craft beer and wineries, yoga and much more.

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What were your responsibilities? 
I learned and went about the daily tasks of a broadcast meteorologist: updating all media platforms including the website and social media, put together the weather segment for each new show, design graphics, practice and record myself on the green screen.

What specific communication skills did you use in your role?
Public speaking was an important skill I utilized during my internship. I had to adlib while practicing on the green screen and communicate the weather forecast clearly to the audience.

What courses in Communication were particularly beneficial for you in this internship?
Public Speaking, Interpersonal CMN and Advanced Interpersonal CMN, Mediated CMN. Working in a news station, or at any job, requires excellent interpersonal skills. It helps people ease into a new working environment, communicates effectively when learning from a mentor and build healthy relationships with coworkers.

How did you find your internship?
I visited their website and sent in an application. You have to be a go- getter!

Did you receive academic credit through the Internship Program?
Yes, I received 3 credit hours.

What was most enjoyable about the internship?
Making friendships with coworkers, learning about the lifestyle of a broadcast meteorologist, practicing on the green screen and getting a taste of what “real life” is like.

What was the most challenging?
The most challenging part of the weather internship was becoming acquainted with the computer programs. There is a lot to memorize and it is a lot to take in at first! However, with practice I was soon able to go about my daily tasks easily and impress my mentor.

What was the interview process like?
The interview process was very comfortable and non- pressured. I was asked why I wanted to pursue broadcast meteorology, and I was later told that my passion for the job and determination to succeed helped me land the internship.

How has your internship prepared you for your future career?
Because not many students study Communication with a Minor in Atmospheric Sciences, I have had to learn about this career path on my own. Working at the internship gave me hands on experience with a job in television, first- hand advice on how to succeed and receive a job, and taught me many of the important skills and requirements of the job that I did not know before.

What is your advice or recommendations to other students?
The real world is a lot different from college. Having an internship before you graduate is an invaluable experience that will make that transition a lot easier.