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Llarisa Abreu announced she is leaving CBS 3 to join station in Florida. Photo Credit: CBS 3.
Llarisa Abreu announced she is leaving CBS 3 to join station in Florida. Photo Credit: CBS 3.

Llarisa Abreu leaves CBS 3 Philadelphia

The Afro-Latina meteorologist had been with the station for three years, officially joining in early 2020.

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Dominican-American broadcast journalist and meteorologist Llarisa Abreu has left CBS 3 Philadelphia.

She confirmed the news in a tweet early Friday morning.

Abreu joined the CBS 3 morning news team in February 2020 after the station’s previous morning meteorologist Katie Fehlinger left in the fall of 2019.

Reflecting on her three years with the station, Abreu clarified that “a lot has happened.”

“I survived a global pandemic, Several tornado outbreaks thanks to Tropical Storm Isaias and Ian. The epic blizzard last winter in Atlantic City and the Vine Street Expressway swallowed by Mother Nature’s fury,” Abreu noted. 

“I got to experience how this city rides for its sports teams… This city embraced me, sharpened my forecasting skills, toughened this Jersey Girl up, tucked me under its wing and carried me through it all,” she continued. 

Before joining CBS 3, Abreu spent three years as the weekend weather anchor for NBC 7 in San Diego and occasionally filled in for its sister station, Telemundo 20.

Abreu started her broadcasting career at The Accuweather Network. While there, she forecasted all types of severe weather events — from hurricanes to tornados to blizzards.

In 2019, she received her first Emmy Award for team coverage on San Diego wildfires, where she was the meteorologist on duty. 

She got her start in the industry interning at NBC Miami, and landed her first production job at Univision. 

Abreu is a Barry University graduate, earning her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism after earning an associate degree in communication and media studies from Passaic County Community College. 

More recently, she began pursuing another degree in meteorology through Mississippi State University. 

While it isn't yet known which station Abreu will be joining, it was announced that she is heading to Southern Florida for her next chapter.

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