Biography Profile / Wiki Information
- 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, Income, 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 two 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.
Body Info / Physical Features
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.
Personal / Home Details
- Brittney Shipp Married? : No
- Children / No of Kids : –
- Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : Black
- Nationality : American