A.J. Mastrangelo joined Erie News Now as a meteorologist in June of 2022.
Originally from the Boston area, A.J.’s passion for the weather started at an early age. His most memorable weather events in New England were the winter of 2015 when Boston broke its all-time seasonal snowfall record, and also when his town was hit by a microburst packing 100 mph winds.
A.J.’s fascination with extreme weather led him to take an internship working at the Mount Washington Observatory atop the northeast’s highest peak in the summer of 2021. While the high winds (80+ mph a few times) and postcard sunsets were nothing short of amazing, he was glad to gain valuable experience forecasting operationally and sharing his forecasts with clients across the region.
Shifting to his education, A.J. attended the Pennsylvania State University graduating with a B.S. in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. As an undergraduate, he recorded and produced forecast videos for the Campus Weather Service, Centre County Report, CNET-TV and PSN News. In the spring of 2022, A.J. was selected to dance at the largest student-ran philanthropy in the world known as Penn State THON where he took a stand against childhood cancer, not sitting or sleeping for the 46-hour telethon that raised over 13.7 million dollars.
While A.J. certainly will miss his Boston sports teams, he is excited to immerse himself in the Erie culture and all it has to offer. As an active outdoorsman, A.J. is looking to explore Presque Isle State Park and the Alleghenies on his days off.