On Nov. 30, CBS named Marysol Castro ’96 the weather anchor for “The Early Show,” beginning Jan. 3.
This was part of the network’s sweeping change for the show, replacing the entire weekday anchor team of “The Early Show” with their weekend counterparts.
Castro had most recently served as the weather anchor and feature correspondent for the ABC News weekend edition of Good Morning America (2004–2010). In conjunction with studio coverage of the national weather outlook, Castro also reported weather-related stories from the field, including several from New Orleans and Florida, focused around the recent hurricanes.
Additionally, she has also reported on stories unrelated to weather, including ones on undocumented UC Berkeley students for whom deportation loomed, as well as a family whose young daughter suffered severe allergies to a wide variety of common substances.
On television broadcasts she also swam with sharks at a New Jersey aquarium, dove off cliffs in Hawaii, and covered the Academy Awards from the red carpet.
A government major at Wesleyan, she earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.