Brittney Shipp is a popular African-American Emmy Award-nominated meteorologist, who has worked for various major networks.
A woman of many talents and interests, Brittney is also a children’s book author and an avid world traveler.
Early Life & Family Background :
- Brittney is an African-American woman born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
- She has three athletic brothers : Josh, Jerren and Joe, who all excelled at basketball. She, however, deems herself a girly-girl in contrast.
- Her father, Joseph Shipp, played football during his time at the University of Southern California (USC).
- Brittney attended Fairfax High School, where she participated in volleyball and tennis.
- Upon graduation, she pursued a degree in International Development Studies at UCLA as a part of the class of 2005.
- Through UCLA Study Abroad programs, Brittney has studied in Spain and Italy.
- She later earned a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Career, Salary & Net Worth :
- Brittney credits UCLA for her start, where she held a job at the campus TV news program, Bruin News 29, as a general assignment reporter.
- During college, she served as an intern at KTLA and as a news assistant at L.A.’s ABC7 Eyewitness News.
- After graduating from UCLA, she moved to Arizona where she started her career at NBC affiliate KYMA in Yuma for 2 years. There, she reported on weather and special features for weekday morning news.
- She then moved to Phoenix for the next 5 years where she worked on 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona.
- While in Phoenix, Brittney was a mentor at the Junior Forecasters Program at the Arizona Science Center where she mentored elementary school students.
- From 2013-2016, Brittney then worked as a weekend meteorologist for NBC10 News.
- While at NBC10, Shipp has appeared as a meteorologist on NBC’s Early Today, and MSNBC’s First Look, Way Too Early and Morning Joe.
- In Jan 2018, Brittney returned to NBC10 after working as a chief meteorologist for KRON4 for close to 3 years.
Other Pursuits :
- Brittney published a children’s book The Meteorologist in Me in 2016. This book follows a little girl, Summer, as she overcomes obstacles to become a TV meteorologist.
- She is also keen on giving back to the community. She ran a half-marathon for the SHADE Foundation.
- Openly supports The Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Arizona Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity.
Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia :
- Brittney has travelled to over 25 countries in her lifetime.
- She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
- Proud owner of a pug named Bella.
- Being a junior lifeguard was Brittney’s first job.
- Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar are few of her favorite artists.
- Enjoys learning how to play the saxophone in her spare time.
Brittney Shipp Measurements :
- Eye Color : Black
- Hair Color : Black
- Brittney Shipp Height : 5′ 5″
- Feet / Legs / Shoe Size : Confirmed information not available.
- Pregnant ? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.
- Brittney Shipp Married? : No
- No of Kids : –
- Ethnicity : White
- Nationality : American