Violeta Yas (Journalist)

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Violeta is a dynamic bilingual meteorologist, serving as a crucial member of the Telemundo62 and NBC10 teams and holding the esteemed position of Chief Meteorologist at Telemundo62.

Born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and raised in North Jersey, Violeta embarked on her journey with Telemundo62 in January of 2014. Her educational background is notable, with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies, complemented by a minor in Spanish, earned at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Additionally, she secured her Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology through Mississippi State University.

Violeta’s meteorological career commenced in 2010 when she joined AccuWeather as a bilingual broadcaster. Her meteorological expertise has graced various prominent platforms, including appearances on Fox News, Fox Business, ABC World News Now, The Big Ten Network, Fox Sports, numerous Telemundo and Univision affiliates, ZBM-TV (Bermuda), and various other Spanish networks across Latin America. This diverse range of experiences has fueled her passion for understanding the nuances of language and weather interpretation on a global scale.

In 2014, Violeta made the move to Philadelphia to spearhead Noticiero Telemundo62 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., solidifying her position as Philadelphia’s sole Spanish-speaking local TV meteorologist. Her remarkable contributions have led to three regional Emmy nominations in the category of ‘Best Weather Anchor’ and three Emmy awards.

Beyond her meteorological pursuits, Violeta is deeply engaged in philanthropic efforts and community involvement. In 2018, she was recognized as one of PhillyMan Magazine’s Women of the Year. Her commitment to mentorship is evident through her role as a Media Mentor at Rutgers University, collaborating with the Institute for Women’s Leadership. She also dedicates her time to Rutgers Future Scholars, a program that provides promising low-income high school students with opportunities for a college education. Additionally, Violeta is a passionate advocate for The Boys & Girls Club, having personally benefited from their programs during her upbringing in Garfield, N.J.

In 2019, Violeta collaborated with her friend and colleague, NBC10 meteorologist Brittney Shipp, to translate Shipp’s children’s book, “The Meteorologist in Me,” into Spanish. This endeavor allowed her to inspire and connect with more children, particularly Spanish-speaking youth, encouraging them to pursue their dreams.

During her downtime when the weather isn’t making headlines, Violeta enjoys spending time at the beach, cherishing moments with her family, indulging in sports and scary movies, and savoring perhaps a bit too much coffee.

For those eager to catch her live forecasts, Violeta’s captivating presence can be seen every weekday at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. on Telemundo62.

Stay connected with Violeta through her social media profiles, where she continues to engage and inspire: Twitter: @YasT62 Facebook: Instagram: @violetayas

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