Eric Pritchett

Eric Pritchett


Eric Pritchett, meteorologist of the weekday 5, 6, 10 and 11 o'clock edition of NBC29 News, is a Shenandoah Valley native from Staunton, Virginia.

Eric graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton and from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg. In college, he majored in political science and also studied geography and earth science. Eric was also a four-year veteran of the MWC cross-country team.

Before joining NBC29 in 1996, Eric organized and managed a few political campaigns. He has also worked as an assistant legislative aide during a winter session of the Virginia General Assembly.

While Eric enjoys following politics, he also enjoys following and learning about the weather, an interest that started during childhood.

Eric is a member of the National Weather Association and in 2001 earned the NWA Television Seal of Approval. He earned a certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2006. He plans to complete additional course work to earn a Bachelor of Science in the Geo Sciences program from Mississippi State University.

In addition to his interest in weather and politics, Eric's other hobbies include running, kayaking, and model railroading.

Recent Articles by Eric

  Cold Late Week. Bright skies Thursday. Watching Rain for Friday

  Rain To Some Snow into Wednesday Morning

  Still Breezy Tonight. Seasonable Late Week.

  Breezy Wednesday. Nice, Seasonable December Days.

  Early Shower Tonight. Sun back Tuesday.

  Chilly Rain This Weekend

  Seasonably Cool Friday. Chilly Rain This Weekend

  Windy Night into Thanksgiving Day Morning

  AM Showers. Windy Wednesday for Travel

  Mild Tuesday. AM Showers, Breezy Wednesday

  Chilly Rain Saturday. Brighter skies Sunday

  Some Showers Friday. Chilly Rain Saturday

  Sun and clouds, Thursday. Some scattered showers Friday

  Sunshine to return and temperatures more seasonable as we move into the mid and late week.

  Watch for the potential for patchy ice and areas of fog Tuesday morning.