Jesslyn Ferentz

Jesslyn Ferentz


Wilmington, NC

Jesslyn Ferentz joined the WECT First Alert Weather team in January 2018.

She just recently graduated with a degree in Atmospheric Science from East Carolina University in December 2017 and is ecstatic she got the opportunity to stay in eastern North Carolina to begin her career.

Originally from Harrisburg, North Carolina, which is right outside Charlotte, she loved growing up in an area that had active weather systems during any season. Her love of weather came from a very early age sitting in the garage with her father watching the storms roll over the hill across the street.

Jesslyn on her off days can be found soaking up the sun at the beach, discovering new local restaurants, and enjoying all the fun outdoor activities living at the coast has to offer.


  • East Carolina University, Atmospheric Science

Recent Articles by Jesslyn

  Carolina Beach considers new changes to Freeman Park for the 2020 season

  ‘Keepers of the Bees’ help protect the insect’s declining population

  First Alert Forecast: Clouds decrease overnight, rain chances return Tuesday

  Wrightsville Beach aims to lower number of noise complaints from beach bars

  New exhibit showcases the deadliest hurricanes to hit the NC coast

  New mobile heart lab in Brunswick County brings healthcare closer to home

  First Alert Forecast: Unsettled start to the work week

  Eighth annual Brunswick County Golf Tournament and Games Day tees off

  First Alert Forecast: A soggy start to the work week

  First Alert Forecast: Seasonable weather to end the weekend

  Excess iron to blame for yellow-tinted drinking water in some New Hanover communities

  Coastal towns credit beach nourishment projects for minimal dune erosion in Hurricane Dorian

  First Alert Forecast: Slight cool down to start the week, fall temps by next weekend

  First Alert Forecast: heat sticks around for the week ahead

First Alert Weather: Karen weakens, Lorenzo remains a monster

  Bladen County and FEMA remodel old prison to house disaster volunteers

  Carolina Beach tackles issue of abandoned boats in harbor

  New Hanover Regional Medical Center unveils new smartphone app

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny and warm start to Fall

  First Alert Forecast: sunny skies, warmer temperatures returning

  Disaster recovery team continues restoring hope to Florence survivors

  German foreign exchange student’s fight continues to enroll in school

  Ocean rescuers monitoring rough surf from Hurricane Humberto

  First Alert Forecast: sunshine and cooler temps for the week ahead

Tropical Storm Humberto strengthens near the Bahamas

  K9 Search and Rescue team helps locate homeless ahead of Dorian

  Cooper attends NCDOT update on U.S. 421, a year after Florence

  Neighbors begin to repair homes after tornado damage

  First Alert Forecast: Seasonably warm temperatures, with a few cooling showers

  Post-Dorian: watching the rivers in the Cape Fear Region