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

  ‘It changed by life,’ YMCA recognized by CDC for Diabetes Prevention Program

  6-year-old collecting blankets to warm the hearts of seniors for the holidays

  First Alert Forecast: Roller coaster temperatures, with rain chances through the week

  First Alert Forecast: a wet end to the weekend

  New oyster recycling program hopes to help declining population

  First Alert Forecast: Sunshine to start the first week of December

  First Alert Forecast: Soggy start to December

  WAVE Transit unveils new Port City Trolley Program

  First Alert Forecast: Sunshine filled days ahead, perfect for holiday travel

  First Alert Forecast: Showers overnight, Sunny days ahead

  Kure Beach looking to improve storm water system

  NJROTC cadet receives highest award for saving grandfather’s life

  Island Helping Island: Area fire departments aiding recovery efforts in the Bahamas

  “The silent killer” strikes more frequently in colder months

  Plumbers warn now is the time to winterize your home ahead of cold blast

  First Alert Forecast: warm Veterans Day, followed by a BIG cool down midweek

  First Alert Forecast: slight warm up through Veterans Day, chilly trend returns

  History in the making: Unofficial results show Carolina Beach has first female mayor-elect

  First Alert Forecast: Chilly mornings to start, slight warm up through the week

  First Alert Forecast: cool, dry air for the first weekend of November

  Healthy Places initiative helps rural communities live healthier lifestyles

  World Stroke Day: How we can prevent a stroke from happening

  Wrightsville Beach Police Department wears pink badges for breast cancer awareness

  First Alert Forecast: humid, low rain chances to start the week

  First Alert Forecast: humid, with spotty showers ending October

  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