Not A Used Dog, At All, LLC

Meteorologist Carol Erickson is one of the market's most versatile television personalities. Erickson first came to CBS 3 in 1978 as a weathercaster, serving as weekend news anchor and New Jersey beat reporter before leaving the station in 1984. Erickson rejoined CBS 3's news team in August, 1991 and now forecasts weather for both CBS 3 and The CW Philly.

She began her career in broadcasting at Tucson, Arizona's KOLD-TV as a weathercaster. Later, she moved on to WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas where she served as news reporter, weathercaster and talk show host until joining CBS 3 the first time.

Erickson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona. She also holds a certificate of approval for her weather forecasts from the National Weather Association (NWA) and serves on its Seal Evaluation Committee helping to select candidates across the nation seeking the NWA seal. Erickson has also earned a Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society as well as the new CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) Seal from the AMS, considered the gold standard of accreditation in her field.

Active in the community, Erickson is a passionate advocate for family pets and other animals. She often includes "pet advisories" in her weather forecasts, hosts a "pet page" on CBS 3's website and reports on animal-related stories. For years, she has also hosted the popular "Ask the Vet" segment with Dr. Jerry Geffen which airs on Eyewitness News Sunday mornings. Erickson even earned a diploma in Companion Animal Behavior Counseling - Canine Behavior from the American Institute for Animal Science, now the American College of Applied Science. In 2007, she was awarded the Pennsylvania SPCA Media All-Star Award for her stories on animals and for calling attention to the plight of animals.

Recently, Erickson expanded her media career by publishing a children's book, "Not A Used Dog, At All," a book encouraging adoption of shelter dogs.

Erickson has been nominated for numerous Emmy Awards, including for weather anchoring, writing and spot news reporting. In 2004, she won an Emmy for "Carol's Story," her courageous reports on her personal battle with breast cancer. The series generated enormous public response and her online diary of her experiences is still available online. As a survivor, Erickson also volunteers her time locally to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held each Mother's Day in Philadelphia.

A native of Seattle, Washington, Erickson has made New Jersey her home. She resides in Burlington County with her daughter, Lexie, and assorted animals.

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Not a Used Dog, At All, LLC
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