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Amy Freeze is Meteorologist for WABC-TV's popular Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday Morning.

Amy is one of only a few women in the world who has earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist accreditation from the American Meteorological Society. She also holds Seals of Approval from both the AMS and the National Weather Association.

Get your New York City weather and Tri-State area AccuWeather forecast here on 7online!

Amy joined Channel 7's Eyewitness News Weather Team in 2011, after serving as Chief Meteorologist for Fox News in Chicago. Before that she was a meteorologist at Philadelphia's WCAU-TV, was morning meteorologist at KMGH-TV in Denver and worked on KPTV's local morning news program "Good Day Oregon" in Portland. Her work has earned her several Emmy Awards, including for "Best Weathercaster," "Outstanding Host" and for her weather special, "Surviving Severe Weather."

Amy holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young University, with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism. She also has a B.S. in Geosciences from Mississippi State University, with an emphasis on Severe Weather and Forecasting.

An avid runner, Amy has completed marathons in Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California and New York, completing the New York City Marathon in 2002 and 2011. She's also a certified SCUBA diver and has taken a swim with the dozen or so 300lb sharks that reside at the New Jersey State Aquarium. She has reported on movies and entertainment, covered the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Atlanta, and was the first female sideline reporter for Major League Soccer.  Amy also worked on the NFL Sidelines during Chicago Bears Games for four seasons.

Amy gives time to her community speaking to school children about weather and supporting charitable causes. She has emceed the Miss Illinois/Miss America Pageant in Chicago, the Miles to Fight Melanoma Race and won Chicago's "Dancing with the Stars" contest benefitting the March of Dimes.

Born in Utah and raised Southern Indiana, Amy has lived in eight states. She is married and lives on the Upper West Side with her four children.

And yes, "Freeze" is her real name!

 

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11/28/2012

Ground Truth Article on Mashable

Mashable Article

As I prepared for this weekend's "Eyewitness to Extreme Weather" Special airing Dec. 1st on WABC-TV I went to Mashable's New York City offices to talk storms and social media.  The interview with Mashable Editor Lance Ulanoff was a smashing success. (I wanted to use mash and smash in the same sentence!) His interview will air on the TV Weather Special this weekend.  But our meeting also sparked a conversation about how important social media is to technology verification.  So, I became a guest writer on the topic.  Read it here.  Mashable Article

LANCE

Mashable.com is a Scottish-American news website and Internet news blog founded by Pete Cashmore when he was just 19 years old. The website's popularity went viral with the digital generation with a primary focus on social media news. Mashable also coversdevelopments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets.   Mashable Article

Meteorologist Amy Freeze

11/03/2012

Where and What to Give for #SandyRelief

Immediate Help: Call 311 if you or someone you know is in immediate need of assistance.

On Monday, WABC will participate in a "Day of Giving" do stay tuned to Eyewitness News on how you can donate.

 To Donate Now and Volunteer:

NYC Service and NYC Service On Facebook

Send Checks To:
Mayor's Fund To Advance New York City
253 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10007

NYC Blood Center

Aidmatrix Network for Humanitarian Relief

UJA-Federation of New York

American Red Cross

Community/Faith-Based Groups:  Check with your local Congregations.

Manhattan:
• Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (Lower Manhattan): 1-212-965-1151
• The Church of the Covenant, 310 East 42nd Street between First and Second Avenues: Currently seeking canned food, bottled water, toilet tissue, feminine products, diapers, baby wipes, batteries, plates, forks. Baby food is especially needed. Will also take gently used coats and sweaters.

Brooklyn:
Red Hook Initiative (Red Hook): 1-718-858-6782, www.rhicenter.org.

Queens:
Christ Tabernacle Church & Assemblyman Mike Miller's office (83-91 Woodhaven Blvd.): 1-718-496-2515.
Sikh Cultural Society (South Richmond Hill, Queens): 1-718-441-0513.

New York Archdiocese Collection: Cardinal Timothy Dolan has called for a special collection to be taken up this weekend at all parishes within the Archdiocese of New York.

NYPD Donation Drive:  To help assist New Yorkers citywide in areas worst affected by the hurricane, the New York City Police Deaprtment will collect non-perishable food, clothing, and other donations in the parking lot of 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens, which can be accessed from 109th St. & Rockaway Blvd. near JFK airport.  Uniformed Community Affairs officers will be accepting the donations daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and then delivering the items to locations citywide impacted by the storm. Anyone who wants to give is urged to donate canned goods, canned milk, bottled water and other non-perishables; paper products, personal and baby care products, trash bags, cleaning products, linens and towels, flash lights, batteries; clothing for colder weather. Money is not accepted.

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/NYPD#!/NYPD/posts/379085022168286.

• Volunteer for NYC Parks:
- Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park, Orchard Beach (Click here to volunteer.)
- Brooklyn: Prospect Park, McCarren Park (Click here to volunteer.)
- Manhattan: Happy Warrior Playground, Annunciation Park, Carl Schurz Park, Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park), Randall’s Island (Saturday only) (Click here to volunteer.)
- Queens (Friday and Saturday only): Brookville Park, Baisley Pond Park (Click here to volunteer.)

Food Bank Of New York City

New York Cares

Team Rubicon

Occupy Sandy Relief

The Lower East Side Recovers

Staten Island Recovers

Astoria Recovers

Red Hook Recovers

Councilman Brad Lander's storm relief for Brooklyn

• Follow #SandyVolunteer on Twitter for more ways to help

• iTunes/App Store: Hurricane Sandy Relief

Salvation Army - if you are an individual, donate locally as you normally would do anytime.

• For corporations, organizations, restaurants and others able to donate food, water or supplies, please send an email to logistics@GNYSalvationArmy.com.

• For financial donations:
o Online: Visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.
o By Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769)
o Text-to-Give: Text the word STORM to 80888, and confirm the donation with the word “Yes”
o By Mail: Checks may be designated and made payable to The Salvation Army Disaster Services Center, PO Box 1959, Atlanta, GA, 30301

 

Lost Pets or Rescue Animals:

Humane Society of the US

American Humane Society