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Linda Church joined the Emmy award winning PIX Morning News with its debut in June 2000 as weather anchor.

Church, who has forecasted weather for New York news’ viewers since 1987, is familiar to PIX viewers as she was the station’s weekend weather forecaster from 1990 to 1996. Prior to working at PIX, Church was WCBS’s News 2 at Noon’s Weather Anchor, and she worked for WNBC-TV in New York from 1987-1990.

She began her career as weather anchor at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida and also worked at stations in Cleveland, Ohio, New Haven, Connecticut and Charleston, West Virginia.

Linda went to the University of Florida and did some graduate school work in Environmental Science at the University of New Haven. She also has a seal from the American Meteorological Society.

When not reporting on the weather, Linda enjoys jogging, yoga and spending time with her dog, which she adopted in 2003 from PIX’s on-air “adopt a pet series.”

Recent Articles
  • Hot, sticky weather expected across NYC, New Jersey ahead of the weekend

    NEW YORK — Uncomfortably hot and sticky conditions are expected across New York City and New Jersey Thursday and Friday, before a slight cooling off during the weekend. A warmer south to southwest flow caused by high pressure moving offshore is ushering in warmer and more humid air, according to the National Weather Service. On Thursday, the high is forecast to be about 87 degrees but the heat-index value — or how the temperature and humidity combined will feel — will […]

  • Tri-state area faces possible thunderstorms, 2nd day of scorching hot temps

    NEW YORK — As residents of the tri-state area brace for another scorching hot and humid day Thursday, thunderstorms are expected to drench the area, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch. Thursday is forecast to be the second of a three-day heat wave; and the heat-index value, or the estimation of how the temperature and humidity will feel combined, could read the mid-90s, with Friday hitting the upper-90s. A heat advisory in NYC was initially […]

  • Planning your evening commute around the winter storm

    NEW YORK – After a vicious cold snap this weekend, the tri-state area will receive a loaded winter storm, starting with a coating to a few inches of snow Monday that could affect the evening commute. PIX11 News meteorologist Linda Church said 1 to 2 inches of snow  can be expected in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey before powder changes into sleet and freezing rain. A travel advisory has been issued by the city’s Emergency Management Department due to possibly dangerous driving conditions created by […]

  • Back end of ‘powerful’ storm to dump 6 inches of snow on Long Island; 1-3 inches in NYC, NJ

    NEW YORK — The first round of snow this week has started falling in parts of Long Island Monday morning and it will continue into the evening throughout the tri-state area. PIX11 meteorologist Linda Church said the “powerful” Nor’easter will bring up to 6 inches of snow on Long Island and between 1 to 3 inches in New York City and New Jersey. It could’ve been much worse, according to Church, who said the winter storm won’t be a “direct hit” to our area. A Winter Weather Advisory […]

  • Blizzard of 1996 slams New York area: See original coverage of historic storm

    Blizzard of 1996 wallops tri-state area Between January 6 and January 8, 1996, an epic blizzard blanketed the East Coast with several feet of snow in places and all but shut down New York City and the region. Central Park saw a little more than 20 inches of snow, which was not an all-time record, but many areas were hit with three feet or more of the white stuff in the historic storm. These videos show you how PIX11 covered […]

  • Arctic blast chills tri-state after unseasonably warm December

    NEW YORK –An arctic cold front will usher in the coldest air the tri-state area has experienced so far this season. Expect partly sunny skies Monday afternoon with scattered snow flurries developing later in the day. Temperatures will fall throughout the day starting in the low 30s for lunchtime and falling into the upper 20s for the evening. Monday night will be mostly clear and very cold as arctic high pressure will work its way into the region. Temperatures will fall […]

  • Linda’s Forecast: Damp, dreary day ahead for Wednesday

    NEW YORK – Low pressure will gradually move away from the area bringing an end to the precipitation and gusty winds.  We can expect morning showers followed by lingering clouds this afternoon.  The high temperature will be 58 in the city, low 60s in the suburbs. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low temperature of 51 in the city, mid 40s in the suburbs. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with another round of rain developing in the afternoon as […]

  • Linda’s forecast: Partly sunny skies, more ‘unseasonably’ warm weather today

    NEW YORK – A storm system will pass to the south of the tri-state area today as high pressure will remain north of the region.  Partly sunny skies should be expected this afternoon as high thin clouds will overspread the area. Temperatures will remain unseasonably mild with a high of 66 in the city, upper 60s in the suburbs. Tonight will be mostly clear and cool with a low of 52 in the city, low 50s in the suburbs. Tuesday […]

  • Morning clouds linger before afternoon temperatures soar

    NEW YORK – The remnants of once-Hurricane Patricia drenched that drenched the region are moving out Thursday and will be replaced by warmer-than-usual temperatures. Some showers are possible before 9 a.m. followed by partial clearing in the afternoon.  Temperatures will be unseasonably warm with a high of 75 in the city, mid-70s in the suburbs. Thursday night will be mostly clear, breezy, and much cooler with a low of 47 in the city, upper 30s in the suburbs. Friday will be mostly […]

  • Hurricane Joaquin’s track: Big concerns for East Coast as category 3 storm churns

    NEW YORK — As Hurricane Joaquin churned in the Atlantic Thursday, flood advisories and watches were issued in the tri-state area due to a separate storm system moving ahead of Joaquin’s possible arrival on the eastern seaboard. The advisories, replicated in full below, apply to portions of western Long Island and the entire north shore of Long Island, according to the National Weather Service. Tidal departures are expected to be a foot higher than astronomical tides, which could cause minor coastal flooding, the agency said. […]

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