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: sunny Sunday with cooler temps

NHC schools classify cheerleading as a club, not a sport

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny and cool for much of the week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: cool, dry days to come

Community members train to react when disaster strikes

  Columbus County parents outraged over talks of school closures

  First Alert Forecast: warm & unsettled weather sticks around

  First Alert Forecast: warm & unsettled for days ahead

  Luxury in Leland: Town getting new, upscale apartment complex

  Breweries booming in Brunswick County

  Homeowners concerned about timing of Surf City beach restoration

  First Alert Forecast: zero to low rain chances, seasonable temps

  First Alert Forecast: Clearing, seasonable temps return

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny skies continue to start off 2020

  First Alert Forecast: Shiny & bright start to the New Year

  First Alert Forecast: gradual warming trend, rain chances returning

  First Alert Forecast: comfortable Christmas Day, warming trend to follow

  30 years later: Wilmington couple celebrates wedding day during historic snowstorm

  County officials want you to be cautious with your recyclables this Christmas

  First Alert Forecast: gusty showers this evening, followed by sharp cool-down

  Disabled cancer survivor receives new roof after previous was destroyed by Florence

  First Alert Forecast: dry and warm start to the week

  Your First Alert Forecast: Sunny Sunday ahead, with a gradual warming trend

  Paws-Ability making it possible for special needs animals to get adopted

  ‘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