When Jessica Faith joined the Severe Weather Team team at WPXI, she became the first black female meteorologist in Pittsburgh. She made history in the city but is now moving on to a new opportunity. Jessica Faith is leaving WPXI in April 2023. Since the announcement, her followers and viewers want to know where she is going next and if her new job is also taking her away from Pennsylvania. Find out what Jessica Faith said about her departure from WPXI.
Jessica Faith to Step Back from WPXI
Alabama-born and raised Jessica Faith attended Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she competed and won Miss Alabama A&M University. After graduating with a communication degree in 2014, she completed her degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Multiple internships at news stations set her on her post-college career. After her first professional job at KLTV 7 in Tyler, Texas, Faith returned to Alabama and joined WAFF 48 News Huntsville, where she had previously interned.
While there, the head honchos at WPXI in Pittsburgh sought her out. And in June 2020, Jessica Faith moved to the biggest market of her career, joining the station’s Severe Weather Team.
With her arrival at WPXI, she became the first black female meteorologist in Pittsburgh airwaves. Moreover, the proud HBCU graduate has always recommended African-American youth to attend HBCUs.
After making history in Pittsburgh, Jessica Faith is now moving to a new opportunity. She is soon going to cover the weather in the nation’s capital.
Jessica Faith announced that she accepted a job with Storm Team4 at NBC4 in Washington, D.C. Her last day on the air at WPXI and Pittsburgh will be April 21.
Faith married Renaldo Pearson on June 5, 2020, just days before she joined WPXI. Her husband is from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia (DMV) area, and their family is ecstatic to have Jessica Faith on their local station. Jummy Olabanji is one of the first NBC4 anchors to welcome the weatherwoman to the team.
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Sadly, that means Pittsburghers will have to say goodbye to the inspiring weathercaster. But there’s still a month before her last newscast. Until then, make the most of Jessica Faith on WPXI before her big move.