Eric Pritchett

Eric Pritchett


Charlottesville, Va.

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

  Winter’s Cold Returns. Dry Friday. Saturday Wintry Mix to Rain

  Mild, Windy Thursday. Sharply Colder Friday and Beyond

  AM Rain Tuesday. Still Mild for now. Colder By End of Week

  Spring-like Warmth and Showers this Weekend

  Milder Friday. Spring-like Temps and Showers This Weekend.

  Well Chilled Thursday. Spring-like By the Weekend

  Refreeze Tonight. Mid-Week Chills, Before A Warm Up.

  Quick Shot of Snow Tuesday

  Nice Monday. Some Light Snow Possible Tuesday

  Few Showers and Warm Saturday. Bright, Breezy, Cooler Sunday

  Periods of Rain Ahead - Friday and Saturday

  Cooler and Dry For New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

  More Rain into Mainly Monday AM. Turning Warmer

  Mild Temps for December Continue. Rain later Sunday.

  Quiet and Mild This Christmas Week

  Seasonably Chilly Saturday. Warming Up Next Week.

  Another Cold Night. Well Chilled Sunshine Friday.

  Colder Temps Ahead

  Bright and Colder Mid to Late Week

  Chilly Showers, Some Fog Tonight. Drier Colder Mid-Week

  Foggy, Cold Rain Continues Into Saturday Morning

  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