Vanessa Murdock, one of the meteorologists at WCBS-TV in New York, grew up in Long Island but made it to New York City television by way of Virginia.
After earning a master's degree in meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, she became an on-camera weather forecaster at various stations in the Old Dominion, eventually settling in at CBS affiliate WTKR-TV in Norfolk. She eventually made it back to New York and joined WCBS-TV, the CBS network's home station on the East Coast, where she handles the weekend news broadcasts.
She joined the station in the middle of October 2011. Less than three weeks after she started at WCBS-TV, the "October Surprise" autumn snowstorm hit New York and caused numerous blackouts and other problems throughout the metropolitan area. Talk about baptism by fire.
Vanessa Murdock has remained unflappable through Hurricane Sandy, numerous nor'easters, and record cold during her tenure at WCBS-TV.