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I started at FOX43 in August of 1999 as the weekend meteorologist. Now you can watch me alongside Jackie De Tore, Ali Bradley, Evan Forrester, and Todd Sadowski weekday during the 4pm, 5pm and 10pm shows on FOX43.

My career started in 1997 on the eastern shore of Maryland. I worked weekends for a couple of years. I freelanced at FOX45 in Baltimore and WUSA in Washington D. C. as much as possible. I worked part-time for 12 years at FOX43 before being offered the full-time Chief Meteorologist position in October of 2012.

In my spare time, I love to golf! I also enjoy running, the gym and reading. Fall is my favorite time of the year because of football and the colorful leaves we get to view. My newest hobby is trying new craft beers. Porters and stouts are my favorites! I also enjoy wine and the many vineyards between Pennsylvania and Maryland.

While I love forecasting, I also enjoy meeting people. I participate in many charity events, golf events and community events, allowing me the opportunity to meet the many fine folks of Central PA.

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Recent Articles
  • Sunshine returns Friday but it stays chilly with brisk winds

    BRISK END TO THE WEEK: This evening most everyone north and west of Harrisburg continues to see a snow, sleet, freezing rain mix, while south and east will see mostly rain with some sleet mixing in at times. Mifflin and Juanita County should continue to see snow and sleet through the evening.  Any accumulations from earlier in the day will be compacted by the sleet and rain.  So overall totals will be down by later tonight. A glaze of ice […]

  • Snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain will cause travel difficulties for Thursday

    WINTER MESS FOR THURSDAY: Winds calm this evening and clouds break up for a few hours only to return overnight.  Temperatures fall to near 30 degrees. Light snow and sleet begins to spread across the area late morning. As it does, temperatures fall a couple more degrees into the upper 20s.  There will be a several hour period of sleet and snow, which will accumulate to a couple of inches.  Sometime during the late afternoon into the early evening, the […]

  • MaryEllen’s weather kid with Jade Robertson

    YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. –  Jade Robertson is MaryEllen Pann FOX43’s Weather Kid today! Jade is a Junior at Spring Grove High School.  She is on the Praise and Worship team at Grace Fellowship.  She loves singing and playing her Ukulele.   In school she is a part of finding faith, student link crew, Chorus and Expressions, plays the Cello in orchestra, played a part in the last 2 high school musicals and has danced for 13 years.  She enjoys traveling; […]

  • Wednesday is quiet with sunshine then all eyes on a wintry scenario for Thursday

    CALM BEFORE THE STORM: Skies remain mostly cloudy through evening and most of the overnight period. Winds are gusty too. Temperatures fall into the 30s by tonight.  It’s a dry and chilly day Wednesday.  We’ll see the sunshine return.  Afternoon readings top out near 40 degrees.  Winds are breezy early before high pressure builds in late to calm them.  Skies clear for a few hours Wednesday night allowing temperatures to fall into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees before […]

  • Early showers then plenty of clouds and an increasing breeze Tuesday

    TRACKING SHOWERS INTO EARLY TUESDAY: This evening showers develop after 6pm, as they lift up from the south,  and become more widespread. Temperatures slowly fall through the 40s. We begin the day with wet weather for the morning drive. Morning lows hover around 40 degrees.  Showers shut off around lunch time, leaving the rest of the day mostly cloudy and breezy.  Readings top out in the middle and upper 40s.  Plenty of clouds mix with sunshine Wednesday.  Winds are breezy […]

  • Weekend features much chillier air and a mix of clouds and sunshine

    SOGGY EVENING THEN CHILLY FOR WEEKEND: Rain begins to taper off during the early evening hours.  It is damp with holding temperatures in the 40s.  Temperatures drop into the middle 30s by morning.  Winds increase ushering in much chillier air for the weekend.  Highs during the afternoon are in the lower 40s, but with winds west-northwest winds 10 to 20 MPH, and gust to 30 MPH, you will need to dress for wind chill values in the upper 20s and […]

  • Wet weather returns so grab the umbrella and allow extra travel time during the evening commute Friday!

      WET END TO THE WEEK:  Clouds slowly build later tonight. Most of the evening is calm and cool in the 40s.  Most of the morning commute is dry with overcast skies.  It’s chilly in the upper 30s.  Showers begin to develop late morning, picking up in intensity, and become more widespread through the afternoon.  The wet weather holds high temperatures in the middle and upper 40s.  Rain begins to taper off during the early evening hours.  It is damp […]

  • Expect brighter skies and a light breeze, although temperatures, are noticeably cooler Thursday

    BRIGHT, CHILLY SUNSHINE:  High pressure calms the winds this evening. Clouds will clear late, leading to a much colder, but seasonable, morning in the mid 30s.   There is plenty of sunshine for Thursday.  Readings are in the lower 50s, falling short of where we should be for the time of the year.  Clouds quickly traverse the area overnight with showers following. Periods of rain on and off through the day holds temperatures in the 40s.  Rain begins to taper […]

  • MaryEllen’s Weather Kids with Pedro Soto, Jr.

    YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pedro Soto, Jr. is MaryEllen Pann FOX43’s Weather Kid today! Pedro is a 4th-grader at Carter and MacRae Elementary in the School District of Lancaster. Pedro is a member of the Boy Scouts and enjoys playing video games and studying the Bible. He hopes to one day become a meteorologist. Want to become one of MaryEllen’s Weather Kids? Enter here -> (Must be in grades 5-12. See the entry page for more details.)