Mike Favetta

Mike Favetta


Mike Favetta is a board-certified meteorologist. He graduated Kean University with honors with a BS in Earth Science, Meteorology where he also teaches intro to meteorology as an adjunct professor. Lectures include meteorology and how economic supply chains are affected due to climate change and extreme weather events. On those topics, he has been invited as keynote speaker to conferences hosted by the United Nations in Belgium and Taiwan.

He worked as a broadcast meteorologist at News 12 New Jersey where he earned 2 Emmy Awards and 8 nominations in six years. Prof. Favetta founded WeatherPrep, a meteorological consulting firm based in New Jersey that has worked dozens of legal cases providing expert witness testimony for weather-related personal injury lawsuits. He has been the Chief Meteorologist of the New York City Marathon since 2010, and consults with large scale production companies for event weather safety. Mike Favetta is one of only a dozen or so meteorologists in the world to have earned both the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal as well as the highly coveted Certified Consulting Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society.

In a highly publicized career shift, Mike resigned from his TV job in 2017 and moved to Milan, Italy, where he formed partnerships in climate change risk assessment and mitigation. He is the co-founder of the organization Climate Without Borders. He repatriated to the United States due to the pandemic in 2019, and later began making weekly appearances on the the NJ Morning Show (formerly NJ on Air) as meteorologist. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, and conference presentations have been delivered in both his native tongue and Italian. Mike was appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Broadcast Meteorologists. Mike enjoys cooking, traveling and gardening with his wife Stephanie, and puppy Rocco.

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