Balancing work and mommy duties: TV weather forecaster goes viral after the sharing screen with her baby

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Feb 04, 2022, 02:00 PM(IST)

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It was a big hit among colleagues and viewers. The weather forecast has been viewed thousands of times across Twitter, YouTube and Facebook since it was posted

How do you break bad weather news to viewers? Distract them with something...or someone cute.

This may be exactly what a meteorologist from Milwaukee did. 

CBS Milwaukee affiliate WDJT's meteorologist Rebecca Schuld brought her 13-week-old daughter on-air with her as she delivered her winter storm forecast last week.

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“She’s prepared. She’s got one of her good thick blankies here for that cold weather that’s coming up tonight,” said Rebecca, holding Fiona. 

“I thought she could help me with tonight’s first weather that’s going to be plenty unpleasant, right?”

Schuld, who had just returned to work after maternity leave, told Yahoo Life that Fiona's appearance was completely unplanned.

“I was just minutes away from having my next weather broadcast, and my baby had just woken up,” she said.

“I go over to my Greenwall. I’m holding her and our producer is like, ‘Oh, your baby, is she gonna make an appearance?’ I was very confident she was going to behave because she just took a long nap so I knew she’d be happy. I said, ‘sure!’”

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This forecast has won hearts online. 

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Schuld tweeted after the broadcast that they were “shining a light on what real life actually looks like, trying to do it all & how Covid has changed the way we conduct work.”

It was a big hit among colleagues and viewers. The weather forecast has been viewed thousands of times across Twitter, YouTube and Facebook since it was posted. 

Since then, the station has featured a segment on pandemic parenting, including how their forecasters juggle the demands of work and parenting.

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