Maureen McCann has been a meteorologist for the Spectrum News 13 team since 2013.
She knew she wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist since she was 4 years old. That’s when Hurricane Gloria hit New England, but she was drawn to Orlando because of the challenge it brought when reporting on tropical storms.
Maureen prides herself on being able to effectively communicate and guide viewers through what they might expect with the weather. A native of Boston, Maureen kicked off her career in Maine after graduating from Cornell University and traveled all over the country working as a meteorologist, from Syracuse to our sister station in Austin, Texas.
Before coming to Orlando, Maureen was in Denver, Colorado, where she went storm-chasing with Tim Samaras’ TWISTEX research team. Their travels produced a special that won an Emmy. Maureen is an active figure in the American Meteorological Society, overseeing committees focused on professional growth and development as the commissioner on professional affairs. Maureen is one of very few meteorologists to hold three certifications: Certified Broadcast Meteorologist and Certified Consulting Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society, and the Television Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
As active as Maureen is with forecasting weather, she’s very active outside the newsroom. She’s a big fan of all Boston sports teams and likes to ski, play tennis and golf, and run. She completed the Disney Marathon way before moving to Orlando — it was a sign! Maureen does all of this when she has free time, but she’s recently been studying at the University of Central Florida for a master’s degree in emergency and crisis management.
Living in a community so prone to hurricanes and tropical weather, Maureen wants to make sure everyone is safe and prepared in a weather crisis.