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

  First Alert Forecast: Sunglasses and sunscreen needed for much of the week

  First Alert Forecast: Showers ending this evening, sunshine Sunday

  North Brunswick High School changes graduation standard amid pandemic

  Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue responds to dozens of water rescues Memorial Day Weekend

  First Alert Forecast: Cooler, less humid air moving in for Memorial Day

  First Alert Forecast: Summer vibes for the holiday weekend

  Beach towns on Topsail Island have finished up beach renourishment projects

  ‘It’s an interesting time because parents can see if it’s a good fit.’: Families now consider full-time homeschooling

  First Alert Forecast: T.S. Arthur tracking east of the Cape Fear

  First Alert Forecast: continue to keep our eyes in the tropics

  The Fat Pelican receives $13K overnight from donations to stay open during pandemic

  First Alert Forecast: Little to no rain through the week with a warm up!

  First Alert Forecast: Potential record-breaking lows to start off Mothers Day!

  From pedicures to PPE: A+ Nails is creating masks, shields for the community

  Nearly 350,000 meals provided to students across New Hanover County

  First Alert Forecast: Summer vibes to start the week, cool down to end it

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny end to the first first weekend of May

  National competition for student changes the rules because of Covid- 19

  NC Poison Control urging caution with increase use of household cleaning product

Father starts Toddler Trim Quarantine Challenge with his daughters for charity

  Carolina and Kure beaches reopen with restrictions

  First Alert Forecast: pleasant next few days ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Possible t-storms overnight, sunny and warm Sunday

Food pantry creates friendly competition among neighborhoods for donations

  Nutritionist talks about eating healthy and avoiding the “Quarantine 15”

  First Alert Forecast: storms starting Sunday afternoon, lasting through Monday

  First Alert Forecast: sunny start Sunday, stormy end

  Oyster farmers feeling the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic

  Pender County nonprofit hopes to raise scholarship money for students headed to college

  First Alert Forecast: Tracking the threat of severe weather Monday