On weekends, NBC10 viewers will be getting their weather from a fresh face.
The station on Monday announced Erika Martin as its new weekend weather person. She will helm weather reports on NBC10 News' 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts on Saturdays and Sundays.
Martin comes to the station following freelance weather gigs at New York City's WCBS and WPIX. The Hartford, Conn., native also previously served on the weather staff at stations in San Francisco, Springfield, Mass., and New Haven, Conn.
She earned a meteorology degree from Mississippi State University, and went to Santa Monica College for her broadcast journalism degree. Additionally, Martin is a Certified Storm Spotter for the National Weather Service, and is in the process of completing her certification to become a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist through the American Meteorological Society.
NBC10 previously misidentified Martin as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist in a press release. A spokesperson has since issued a statement apologizing for the error, indicating that the station "misidentified her certification."
"She is in the process of completing her certification," the spokesperson said. "We apologize for the error."
"Seeing how quickly severe weather can change your life is what inspires and motivates me," Martin said via the release. "My goal is to get the most accurate and reliable information to our viewers as quickly as possible."