Monica McNeal is a veteran Meteorologist with a passion for weather. That curiosity began when she became fascinated with Meteorologists in her hometown of Little Rock Arkansas and how they could track Santa’s travels on Christmas eve. Monica earned her undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University in Communications and Political Science, and her Broadcast Meteorology degree from Mississippi State University. Monica got her first break when she asked the manager of a record store if she could use his antiquated reel to reel equipment in the back room to record her voice for an audition tape. That demo reel earned her a spot as a disc jockey for KYFX Foxy 98 in Little Rock. At the same time, she began moonlighting as an audio tech for KATV in Little Rock.
Monica began her television broadcast career in 2002 as a Meteorologist and Investigative Reporter at WOIO in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2006, she was picked up by WGCL Channel 46 (CBS46) in Atlanta where she expanded her meteorology and social media skills. While in Atlanta, Monica worked for The Weather Channel as a morning meteorologist. She later diversified back into radio, providing forecasts for Sirius and XM Radio, reaching millions on 24 different radio stations. While in Metro-Atlanta, Monica also did a stint with CNN as a weathercaster before her move to Savanna, Georgia’s WSAV News 3. In Savanna, Monica produced stories for multiple platforms. During her tenue at WSAV, the station was recognized for their excellence in journalism with nine Edward R. Murrow awards. In 2014, Monica and her family relocated to the west coast and she became a meteorologist for the Northwest Cable News and King 5 in Seattle.
Monica McNeal is a mother, wife and community activist for families of special needs children. In her spare time, you can find Monica “Dumpster Diving” and turning other people’s trash into gorgeous treasures.