NBC10/Telemundo62 adds two new meteorologists
Marvin Gómez and Michelle Rotella will be joining the station, starting July 18.
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Starting Monday, July 18, NBC10 and Telemundo62 will be seeing two new faces in its meteorology team.
The stations announced that Marvin Gómez and Michelle Rotella will both be joining the stations as meteorologists. Gómez will serve both NBC10 and Telemundo62 and will primarily work weekends, while Rotella will be on NBC10 throughout the week.
“We are delighted to have Marvin and Michelle join the NBC10 and Telemundo62 team,” said Elizabeth Flores, Vice President of News for NBC10 and Telemundo62, in a press release.
Gómez is a bilingual meteorologist who is coming to Philadelphia from State College, Pennsylvania.
He was born in Guatemala, and migrated to the United States when he was 9 years old. Prior to his upcoming role with NBC10 and Telemundo62, he made history for AccuWeather as the first Central American meteorologist on an English-language national network in the United States.
His previous role was as a multimedia journalist at Entravision Communications in Orlando, where he did extensive weather coverage during Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Matthew, and also reported on various issues of importance to the Hispanic community in central Florida. He also briefly held a role with NBC Telemundo.
Growing up in a bilingual and multicultural environment just outside of Chicago, he became interested in broadcasting at a young age while watching Spanish television news shows.
His passion for meteorology was sparked when a tornado warning was issued during a live broadcast during his time with Telemundo. After witnessing the urgent need to communicate the alert, he knew immediately that he wanted to become an on-air meteorologist with the goal of communicating weather hazards and weather-related news.
Gómez is a graduate of Lewis University in Illinois, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Gómez also earned a Weather Forecasting Certificate from Pennsylvania State University, and another bachelor degree in geosciences, with a concentration in Broadcast and Operational Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Rotella is also coming to Philadelphia from State College, Pennsylvania, where she was a Senior Broadcast Meteorologist, also with Accuweather.
Prior to joining Accuweather, Rotella was a meteorologist with FOX5, an affiliate in Washington, D.C.
She has been a meteorologist for various other stations, including CBS21 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; WCCB in Charlotte, North Carolina; and others.
In a tweet, Rotella noted that she is “beyond thrilled and excited to announce” that she will be joining the NBC10 family, “and the fantastic weather team.”
MAJOR LIFE UPDATE!— Michelle Rotella (@MRotellaWx) July 11, 2022
I think it’s best to start with- God is always listening and comes through at just the right time. So thank you God!
I am beyond thrilled and excited to announce that I will be joining the @NBCUniversal family and the fantastic weather team @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/Jzg8JMOIzW
Her career has seen her cover major hurricanes, floods, blizzards, and other severe weather phenomena.
Born and raised in Montgomery and Frederick County, Maryland, her love for weather began as a child, watching weather forecasts with her mother. Her goal is to always provide both informative and entertaining forecasts for her viewers.
Rotella is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a minor in Mathematics.
In 2016, she obtained her CBM Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society.
“Having covered severe weather events in numerous markets during their respective careers, they are uniquely qualified to help serve our viewers in forecasting the changing conditions across the Greater Philadelphia region,” added Flores about the stations’ new team members.
The addition of Gómez and Rotella to the station’s meteorology team comes on the heels of the retirement of NBC10’s long-term meteorologist, Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, who retired in May after 27 years with the station.