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

  More Rain Tonight. Gradual Improvements Saturday

  Flash Flood Watch Tonight. More Rain, Cooler Friday

  More Storms and Downpours Thursday

  More Hit & Miss Storms Wednesday

  Warm, Humid, Daily Chance of Storms

  Hot Stretch Starts This Weekend

  Few More Showers, Storms Friday. Turning Hot This Weekend

  More Humid and Stormy Thursday Ahead

  More Humid Ahead. Watching for Late Week Storms

  June Days Await. Pleasant Tuesday Ahead

  Wet, Cool and Unsettled for the Start of the Memorial Day Weekend

  Showers/Storms Return Friday. Cool, Unsettled Start to Memorial Day Weekend

  Few Storms Early Tonight. Warm, But Less Humid Thursday

  Hot Wednesday. Some Scattered PM Storms

  Some Scattered Showers & Storm Chances This Week

  Preview of Summer into the Weekend

  Spring Warmth and Preview of Summer

  Warmer Ahead

  A Big Warm Up Week

  Nice Saturday. More Clouds and Scattered Showers Sunday

  Still Cool Friday, Few Spotty PM Showers.

  Cold May Night. Continued Cool for the Late Week

  Cool Stretch Continues. Clouds, then Gradual Clearing Wednesday

  Feeling More April-like Than May This Week

  A Wet and Cool Friday Ahead

  Chilly Night. Cooler Late Week. Showers Friday

  Scattered Showers or Storm Wednesday. Turning Breezy, Cooler Late Week

  Much Warmer Tuesday. More chances of Showers and Storms

  Still Windy Early Tonight. Nice May Weekend Ahead

  Some Showers Tonight. Windy, Cooler Friday Ahead