I am a … perfectionist.
My standard Wawa order … is a turkey Shorti, wheat.
When I turned 45 this year … I felt better than I did when I was 25.
I live in … a stone house with a pool and a lot of woods for our three dogs to run.
Before I go on TV each night, I always … check my teeth. I like to eat spinach salads and pistachios, and let’s just say those aren’t good things to eat right before you go on the air.
On Sunday mornings … I love to cook bacon and eggs for my family, but I have to ration the bacon. My kids are big bacon eaters.
I am perpetually … 10 minutes late. But never for newscasts.
Each summer, I love to … water-ski. Slalom waterskiing is my new obsession. I am really sore every Monday morning in the summer.
If I weren’t doing this … I would probably be working at an animal shelter. I’m tempted to buy a big farm so I can adopt more, but I don’t think my husband is going to let that happen.
My worst subject in high school was … geometry. I still have nightmares about it.
I shouldn’t tell you this about Jim Gardner, but … he can sing most Broadway show tunes.
The first album I ever bought … was Bryan Adams. The one with “Summer of ’69” on it.
I drive … a Lexus SUV with close to 220,000 miles on it. I’m very practical.
One food I love to eat but shouldn’t … is I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! spray. I have to say, I like it on everything. I consider it liquid gold.
My workout routine … is a mix of running, boot-camp class and boxing.
I love buying … clothes for my kids at the Target across the street from the studio. My son likes anything Shaun White, and my daughter likes anything Hello Kitty. I buy a pound of coffee and a cart full of clothes.
My secret talent … is that I can write pretty well in cursive with my toes. But I have really horrible feet, because I went from ballet dancing to running. I have E.T. toes.
The farthest I’ve ever run … is 50k, 31 miles. It was years ago in Maryland, my first and only ultra. I won it because it was two loops, and after the first loop, all the other women kept going, but I stopped and had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a Gatorade. Well, all the women in front of me bonked, and the peanut butter won the race.
The truth about predicting the weather … is that we are right most of the time. People say, “If I could be wrong 90 percent of the time and still have my job, I would love that.” But the truth is that we are almost always right.
Originally published in the August 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.