Violeta Yas

Emmy® Award-winning meteorologist Violeta Yas is a member of NBC 4 New York’s Storm Team 4 weather team.

Prior to joining WNBC in March 2022, Yas was part of Telemundo62, where she served as chief meteorologist, and NBC10 in Philadelphia. In 2014, she was part of the team that launched Noticiero Telemundo62 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Her weather career began in 2010, when she joined AccuWeather as a bilingual broadcaster.

Violeta has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, ABC World News Now, The Big Ten Network, Fox Sports, several Telemundo and Univision affiliates, ZBM-TV (Bermuda), and various other Spanish networks across Latin America. Throughout her career she has been nominated for four regional Emmys as 'Best Weather Anchor' and has also won four Emmy awards.

In 2019, she partnered with friend and colleague at NBC10 Philadelphia meteorologist Brittney Shipp, to translate Shipp’s children’s book, The Meteorologist in Me. She regularly visits classrooms to read the book and promote STEM to young children.

In 2018, Yas was selected as one of PhillyMan Magazine’s Women of the Year for her philanthropic efforts. Yas is a lead broadcast ambassador for the American Meteorological Society’s Committee for Hispanic and Latinx Advancement. Through this role, she leads a team of broadcast meteorologists from across the country in identifying, planning, and generating tangible weather resources for the Spanish-speaking community.

As a Rutgers University graduate, she also serves as a Media Mentor at Rutgers, through the Institute for Women’s Leadership. She regularly lends her time to Rutgers Future Scholars—a program that identifies and gives academically promising low-income high school students the opportunity for a college education. She is also a strong advocate of The Boys & Girls Club, having attended their programs throughout her childhood in Garfield, N.J.

Yas was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina and raised in North Jersey. She attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies, with a minor in Spanish. She later earned her Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology with Mississippi State University.

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