Lauren Petrelli - Traffic/Weather Reporter for WFTX

Lauren Petrelli


Weekend Morning Weather

I consider myself a lucky person because I grew up where most people like to vacation. As a Fort Lauderdale native, I spend a lot of my time outside enjoying the beach and fishing.

After graduating from the University of Central Florida, I worked behind the scenes at a nationally syndicated morning show called "Emotional Mojo" and Fox 35 in Orlando.

It wasn't long before I decided to jump in front of the camera and start my job as the Social Media Reporter at WJAC in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. While working in Johnstown I’ve covered many stories including Al Roker's in-depth book on the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889, the 2016 presidential elections, and hometown singer Josh Gallagher making it to the finals on "The Voice." However, I can't express how excited I am to be back in sunny Florida after two years in Pennsylvania.

I really look forward to bringing the viewers in southwest Florida the latest traffic and news updates every weekday morning. Please reach out to me if you ever have any traffic and news tips. (Restaurant recommendations are welcome too.)

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