The PSU Big Apple Podcast | Episode 3


The PSU Big Apple Podcast is our latest manifestation that we hope will embody the “We Are” mantra. Part of our goal in creating this podcast is to highlight stories from graduates of all backgrounds and experiences. In fact, our first twelve episodes will feature guests from each of Penn State’s twelve colleges. Join us each month as we dive into the lives and career paths of NYC based Penn State alumni. With guests from the Smeal College of Business to the Eberly College of Science, we’ll discuss their unique journeys, review their successes, unpack their failures, and understand their perspective on overcoming adversity.

In This Episode...

Nationally-recognized meteorologist Maria LaRosa is a member of NBC 4 New York’s Storm Team 4 weather team and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State University. Born in the Hudson Valley and raised in Bergen County, LaRosa returned to the Tri-State area in 2019 following nearly nine years at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, where she co-anchored several popular broadcasts including America’s Morning Headquarters, Wake Up with Al and Weekend Recharge. Prior to joining The Weather Channel, LaRosa previously worked as a weekday morning and noon meteorologist for CBS 3/WYW-TV in Philadelphia. She also worked as a meteorologist for Fox affiliate WXIX-TV in Cincinnati and ABC affiliate WTVM-TV in Columbus Georgia.

In this episode, Maria shares anecdotes of her time at Penn State and takes us on her career journey navigating through the waters of life as a Meteorologist across the country, ultimately landing back home in the northeast.

Twitter: @themarialarosa
Instagram: @maria_larosa_wx


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