Britta Merwin Biography
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Britta Merwin|
|Nick Name||Britta Merwin|
|Birth Place/City||San Antonia|
|Special Title||American Meteorological Society|
|Children||Jackson and Henry|
|Education||Stony Brook University|
American Meteorologist, Britta Merwin is best known for her association with CNBC. She debuted in journalism in NBC Weather Plus as a weather forecaster. She is also known for her work in Nightly News and MSBNC. Since 2014, she is serving as the Severe Weather Team in KPRC 2. A hardworking employee and a loving mother, Britta is also known for her struggles of dealing with autism of her then two-year-old son. She is hugely involved in autism awareness.
Early Life And Education Of Britta Merwin
Britta Merwin was born on San Antonia, USA. She was raised in a military family but grew up mainly in Colorado. She always dreamed of being a meteorologist since the age of eight when a local meteorologist visited her school.
Merwin studied Meteorology at Stony Brook University in New York graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 2006 in Atmospheric Sciences-Meteorology with Cum Laude Honors.
Britta Merwin's Career
Britta Merwin interned at ‘WCBS-TV’, New York, and at ‘KMGH’ soon after her graduation which helped Merwin to enhance her love and passion for meteorology.
Merwin started her professional meteorology career in NBC Weather Plus Network where she forecasted and presented the weather for NBC Weather Plus, CNBC, CNBC World, Nightly News, MSNBC and the NBC affiliate in San Diego, KNSD.
Merwin served as the morning meteorologist for CNBC's morning show Squawk Box. As the primary meteorologist for CNBC, she covered the devastating Midwest flood of 2008, Hurricane Gustav, and broadcast live from the NASDAQ for the show, Fast Money.
She also worked for KCRA in Sacramento, California, News12 New Jersey, and News12 Long Island as a Weekend Morning Meteorologist after her departure from ‘left eastern seaboard’. She also received an American Meteorological Society award.
Britta Merwin's Net Worth
Britta Merwin is a weekend morning meteorologist of KCRA and the normal salary of KCRA reporter is $78k. The salary varies depending on the experience and position. According to some online sources, her estimated net worth is $500k but no official confirmation is made.
Britta Merwin's Personal Life
Britta Merwin is a married woman. She tied the knot to her longtime unnamed boyfriend on May 22, 2010, at an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones and family members. He is a member of the US Coast Guard and he proposed her in New Jersey.
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Due to the secretive nature of Merwin, she hasn't disclosed the name of her husband but she has always mentioned that he is very supportive and loves her unconditionally. The couple is proud parents of two sons Jackson (born in 2011) and Henry (born in 2013).
During an interview, Merwin revealed one of her sons was diagnosed with autism at 2 years old. She shared her personal experiences, how she felt being a mother and watching her son struggling. She said:
"To hear it was so much to take in. I just felt like the world just stopped for a minute." Knowing that life was going to be, or really could be hard for him was just devastating as a parent to hear."
She is highly involved in Autism awareness and helps people. Especially those parents who do not know how to deal with their children suffering from autism. Autism Awareness Month in 2018, she decided to share the story of the journey of her family.
"For the past two years, I've worn my blue puzzle piece every single day of April, and every year I get a ton of emails and one woman emailed me and said, 'Thank you for supporting autism. I wrote her back and said, 'For me, it's a personal journey for me too.'"
As of now, she is beautifully handling her both personal and professional life. A strong mother and wife, Merwin is residing with her husband and children in Texas.