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

  January Chills Return. Few Rain/Snow Showers Saturday PM

  Showers Return Friday Afternoon. January Chills Back for Weekend

  Pleasant and Milder Thursday. Changes Arrive Later Friday Into Weekend

  Pleasant and Mild Mid January Days

  Sunshine Back Tuesday. Milder Days Ahead

  Sunshine Returns and A Nice January Weekend

  Some Scattered Snow Showers/Flurries Friday

  Nice Thursday. Cloudy, Some Snow Showers Friday

  Sunshine Through the Mid-Week

  Clouds Hang Tough

  Rain Tapers, Fog Tonight. Warmer Saturday. Rain Returns Sunday

  Cold Rain New Year’s Day. Ice for Some

  Few Showers New Year’s Eve. Cold Rain for the Start of the New Year

  Dry, Breezy Wednesday. Rain for the Late Week and Into the New Year

  Frigid Night. Cold and Dry Last Weekend of the Year

  Arctic Blast Arrives For Christmas Day

  Rainy, Windy and Mild Christmas Eve. Arctic Blast by Christmas Day

Colder Tonight. Chilly Weekend. Some Showers Around Sunday

Flurries/Snow Shower Possible Tonight. Some Sun Back Friday

Icy Conditions!

  Winter Storm Unfolds Wednesday

  Quiet, Chilly Tuesday. Winter Storm Wednesday

  Mild Temps Through the Weekend. Chilly and Stormy Next Week

  Pleasant and Milder Friday

  Milder Days Ahead for the Late Week

  Some Clouds to Start Wednesday. Gradual Warming Trend Ahead

  Breezy, Chilly Tuesday. Brighter Skies to Return

  Nice. Seasonable Thursday Ahead. Rain Returns Later Friday

  Cold Snap Through the Mid-Week

  Brisk and Colder Start to December