Meteorologist joins Storm Center 7 team


WHIO TV and Radio has named Kirstie Zontini as Meteorologist for Channel 7 and 7 Weather Now, along with 95.7 FM and AM 1290 News Talk Radio WHIO.

Zontini will be responsible for forecasting on weekend mornings on News Center 7 Daybreak and Noon newscasts, as well as share other responsibilities throughout the week for WHIO-TV and Radio and Cox Media Group Ohio.

"The Storm Center 7 team has an outstanding reputation of providing the most up-to-date weather information that keeps the community safe," said Zontini. "I'm thrilled to be forecasting alongside such a talented group of meteorologists."

Zontini joins the stations from WKBN/WYTV/WYFX in Youngstown, Ohio. She is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

While at Ohio U., she was a weather anchor and producer at WOUB-TV, and interned in the weather and news departments at WEWS-TV and WJW-TV in Cleveland.

"We are excited to have Kirstie as an addition to our Storm Center 7 team," said Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson. "Kirstie was raised and educated in Ohio, so she is very knowledgeable of our weather patterns.

"Her experience forecasting lake effect snow in Youngstown will very valuable to WHIO viewers and listeners."

Zontini grew up in Eastlake, Ohio. Read more on her WHIO biography page.

Follow her on twitter at https://twitter.com/kzontiniWHIO, and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kirstie.zontini.whio.


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