Eric Pritchett

Eric Pritchett

Meteorologist

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

Scattered Showers for Some Tonight. Sun Returns and Cooler Friday

  October Days Await

  More Rain Tonight. Sunshine Back for Wednesday

  More Rain Tonight. Turning Warmer and Improving During Weekend

  Showers Friday and Cooler. Temps Warm This Weekend

  Mostly Cloudy, Mild Thursday. Showers Friday

  Warmer, More Seasonable Wednesday Ahead

  Another Cold September Night. Temps to Edge up This Week

Fall-Like For Last Weekend of Summer

  Rain Continues Tonight. Improving Friday and Breezy. Cool Weekend Ahead

  Clouds Tonight. Rain Arrives Later Thursday.

  Chilly Overnight. Pleasant Wednesday. Late Week Rain

  Preview of Fall This Week

  Humidity on the Rise. Showers Return Wednesday

  Humidity to Increase along with Showers and Storms for the Mid-Week

  Another Cool Night. Nice Labor Day

  Beautiful, Less Humid Labor Day Weekend Ahead

  Few Storms Friday. Nice Weekend Ahead

  Threat for Some Severe Storms Thursday Afternoon

Warmer Wednesday. Few Scattered PM Storms

  Remnants of Laura Approach - Showers and Storms into Saturday

  Hot and Humid Friday, Few Storms. Remnants of Laura Arrive Saturday

  Hot and Humid Late Week. Watching Saturday Potential Impacts from Remnants of Laura

  Hot Through the Mid-Week

  Hot Late August Days and Some Afternoon - Evening Storms

  More Showers and Storms Tonight and to Start the Weekend

  Turning More Humid. Storm Chances Increasing Friday

  Late Week Storms. More So Friday

  Mid-Week Showers and Storms. Temperatures Lower

  Not as Hot. More Storm Chances this Week