For the 7TH STRAIGHT YEAR:
Reader's Choice Winners -
2014 Favorite Radio Station and
Rocco Pallotto Favorite Radio Personality!
AccuWeather Meteorologist Heather Zehr
Heather Zehr can be heard weekday mornings at 8:10 on the Merf Morning Show. This live segment gives you an even more in-depth look at the with your exclusive Accuweather forecast.
Heather was born on July 11, 1969 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Crestwood High School in Mountaintop in 1987. She attended Penn State University, and received her B.S. in meteorology in 1991.
While at Penn State, Heather began her career as a volunteer for the Campus Weather Service, writing and broadcasting forecasts for radio stations across Pennsylvania.
Shortly after graduation, Heather began working for AccuWeather. She advanced quickly, and started providing forecasts for major television, radio and utility clients in the Northeast right after the blizzard of March '93. She also started backing up the regular morning radio broadcasters, providing weather to stations all across the country, and began to serve as the Sunday voice for radio stations in cities such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Detroit, something she still does with regularity today.
During the late 90s, Heather began broadcasting on weekday mornings for her own group of radio stations. She became a full-time broadcaster in August 2005, and can be heard on the air from Vermont to Florida to Texas and Illinois.
In 1998, Heather became an Expert Senior Meteorologist. During October of that year, she took on the role of Assistant Morning Manager of Forecasting Operations, and was promoted to the manager in March of 2001.
Heather has three children: Owen, born in 2002 and twins Ryan and Megan, born in 2004.
In her "spare" time, Heather is an avid reader, and enjoys most types of literature.