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Bernadette Woods Placky
Program Director, Climate Matters
Bernadette Woods Placky is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist and director of Climate Central’s Climate Matters program. In her role, Bernadette works with meteorologists and journalists from across the country, providing resources and data on the connection between climate change and weather.
Bernadette is often called upon to discuss and explain extreme weather events and has appeared on a number of national and local television broadcasts.
Before coming to Climate Central, Bernadette spent 10 years as a TV weather forecaster. Her most recent station was WJZ in Baltimore, where she earned an Emmy for Best Weathercaster. Prior to that, she worked at both WLEX in Lexington, Ky., and KNWA in Fayetteville, Ark. Bernadette began her career at AccuWeather, Inc.