Bernadette Woods Placky

Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Program Director

Bernadette Woods Placky is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist and director of Climate Central's Climate Matters, a program that offers data analyses, graphics and other reporting resources to a growing network of more than 3000 local TV meteorologists and journalists to help them tell their local climate stories.

Woods Placky develops partnerships with media organizations, non-profits and academic institutions in her leadership role with Climate Central, and serves as an expert on the links between climate change and weather.

Before coming to Climate Central, Woods Placky worked for decade as an on-air meteorologist in markets in Arkansas, Kentucky and Maryland. Woods Placky holds a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in French from Penn State University. She carries both American Meteorological Society certifications—Television Seal of Approval and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

She is a newly elected member of the AMS Council, on the Penn State Meteorology Advisory Council, and a former Penn State Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences Board Member. She serves on The Weather Channel’s Pattrn Advisory Committee and is also very active in her local community, serving on the board of trustees for the Watershed Institute, the Princeton Wrestling Club, and as a science advisor for C-Change Conversations.